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Thursday, July 28, 2016

PreStitch Update

I have been diligently working on the pre-stitching for Ode.  Ode is a class I'm taking with a guild in New York in September taught by Jackie DuPlessis.  There is a beautiful box involved.  I'm a sucker for wooden boxes, especially cherry ones.  I have gotten all the pieces for the box lining done.  There is the bottom and four sides and lining for two of those sides.

Then there is a "stamp booklet".  Maybe it will be a needlebook.  It has what I assume to be Jane Austin's profile on it.  I have one half done and was looking yesterday to see if I could do the other side in mostly over two.  I'm still thinking about that one.

Then I started the mattress pin cushion.

Yes, there is more!  There is a needleroll.  But I'm terribly tempted to change the design as I am sick of the half circles.
What I have left to do is to finish the mattress pin cushion and stitch the needleroll.  What I want to put on the needleroll is a blackwork design I found on the internet.

I feel good about my progress.  I know I can get this all stitched before September.

On the docket for today is pizza and stitching with BFF#2.  Fun!  Usually we talk more than we stitch.


  1. Great progress, Amy! What a beautiful set it will be when all done! I like your needleroll substitution idea.

  2. Looking lovely what you are doing for prework for class. I too love boxes,have a collaboration one in progress plus a couple of patterns for others. Enjoy your class. Happy Stitching.

  3. Looks like you're on your way with the pre-stitcing.
    Can't wait to see what this will be when done.