First, my whole suitcase/bedside table went amok. No reason other than memory did not serve me well and I had only one and not three suitcases in the attic. Furthermore, even though the bedroom/sewing room is large, once I added the twin beds to a room with a queen sized futon, cutting table, the sewing table, a dresser full of fabric and a bookcase......and the room shrank considerably. No room left for a suitcase/bedside table. It's OK......comforters have been ordered and a couple of already sewn quilt tops are coming out of storage to be finished. (and a couple more scrappy ones in mind!!)
While I was cleaning and sorting and messing about in the sewing room, I came across my basket of completed projects. I thought I'd frame this up for the coming Thanksgiving season. Once all the Halloween stitching comes down, and before the Christmas stitching goes up, there is a void. Well, again the best laid plans........seems I missed a few stitches. An hour later, stitches in, pinning done and in the frame. Check one.
I moved next to my recent finish of Random Thoughts by Drawn Thread. I am not exactly proud of the workmanship to attach the loops for the bell pull but since this is not going to the County Fair or any other competition it will do. I had the joy (NOT) of working with Nymo thread to attach my loops. I even used the trick Betsy Morgan taught us to stretch the nylon thread before stitching to eliminate the twisting and looping......not so lucky. Must have been the brand I used. Another finish completed in under an hour. I may revisit this finish but for now....Check two.
That brings me to My Stitching Treasures. Again stitched but not mounted. Now it has been pressed, backed with batting, pinned and mounted in the Olde Colonial Designs box. One evening and another completion. Check three.
I did play with some fabrics for future finishing. As you all know it is a short trip down that lane of diversion from entering a sewing room to be lead astray on a creative junket. I have a 'thought' for finishing Miss Mary Mack as a pillow with silver buttons down a dress shirt-like placard on the back. You'd think with all these buttons, there would be a selection of silver ones about the same size. Also, the time spent searching for where I bundled and stored all my black fabrics.......took more time than it should have. Don't you just hate looking in the same place three times knowing something is not there but not believing is not there because it should be?
And last but not least, progress on the quilt I stitched up in September. I worked on the binding and it is coming along great. One evening and one side hand sewn. I have a deadline of December 12th and know I will make it. That is Roxanna's birthday and I want to wrap it up and surprise her with it.
Ahhhhh, feels good to get some things out of that work basket.
Stitch on everyone!