Many stitchers posting videos on Flosstube are listing the projects in progress (WIPs) that they want to finish in 2017. I have some works in progress that I want to finish off too. It worked well last year to concentrate on Mistress L and get her all done. Also, looking forward to Jenny's Wren project, I made a big effort to finish The Owl and the Pussycat. 2017 is the year to finish Home Sweet Home.
I have all the parts. It is not that difficult to get it all done. It is embroidery as opposed to cross stitch. I have less confidence doing embroidery. In looking through my stuff, I found all the parts. I decided to get going, to try and find some momentum. Yesterday I laced on the roof halves to the boards for the roof.
The one side that is done is the bottom. It got laced onto it's board.
I decided on lining fabric. I love the model but the advice from a person who made this project was to not use striped fabric to line it. Matching up stripes is a pain. So this is the fabric that I decided on.
I bought it when I was at Liberty in London. Love it. Today I am going to put together the lining and maybe the inside tray. I took a class in Indianapolis in cartonnage. I think I can put the tray and lining together in a different way than the directions in the book.
That is the plan. Let's see if I can do it.
A commentor wanted to know what the Y was. Y stands for YMCA, Young Mens Christian Association. It has outgrown that name as it is for everybody. It is kind of a community center that offers opportunites to exercise. There are exercise classes, swimming pool. weight room, walking track and many other activities. There is a yearly fee. There is one not too far from my house. So when the park is too cold and snowy, I go to the Y to walk. I have no excuse not to exercise!