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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Finishing Day

I am determined to have two finishes today.  I am going to finish Mistress L and I am going to finish the Elsa Costume.
BFF#2 helped me keep my nose to the grindstone yesterday and fill in that blackwork space.

 There are just a few finishing touches needed and the stitching will be done!  I wanted to add a few flourishes to the top of the arcade.

I wonder when I started this back up.  I'll have to look on this blog to be able to remember.  It seems like forever.  But it was a very big project.  I am very proud of it.  I can't believe I did it on 40 count linen.  Now I'm not afraid of 40 count like I once was.  I also learned that stitching over three is no big deal, I can handle it.  I have made changes to Mistress L so this sampler is truly my own.

Then on Elsa, there are many tiny mistakes.  I hope they aren't noticeable.

I counted seven small things that have to be done today.  Four hems, a repair, a hedebo and a button. Then off it will fly to California.  I haven't sewn any clothing for a while, I'm a little rusty.

I got the Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch in the mail.

 The ornaments were nicely organized.  I didn't find anything that I wanted to make.  There were a few designers missing.  I didn't see one by Shepherd's Bush.  I'll have to check but I don't think I saw a Jackie one either.  Maybe I'm not into ornaments as much as I once was.  Does that mean I'm getting old?  Or maybe I just have too many other things to do.
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2 comments:

  1. Love the birds and bugs at the bottom of your blackwork section - what a great idea!

    Like you, I kept looking for favorite designers as I went through my JCS Ornaments issue and was sad that more of them are missing this year.

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  2. Congrats on your BIG finish!
    Mistress looks Mavelous!
    Claire will love the Elsa costume, I'm sure.
    The JCS issue is good, but like Deb said, a lot of the regular designers aren't in it this year.
    I think we all look forward to that.
    Marilyn

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