It's hard but enough of Mr. William. I do have a finish to share. Uncle Sam. The pattern is from a 1992 pamphlet from Alma Lynn for duplicate sweater patterns. I plan to finish him as a stand up. I have red and blue pearl cotton to make the cording. Instead of stitching the flag as charted, I plan to attach this metal flag from Hobby Lobby. I kind of went overboard when adding the doll hair. He may need a hair cut!
This weekend was a class at Salty Yarns. I took the Betsy Morgan Virgin Queen Stitching Wallet class. Betsy is such a great teacher, so thorough and shares so many tricks and tips along the way. Oh my......I will be adding this to the backlog of projects. As always, it is good to see old friends and to make some new ones.
I managed to complete the pre-stitch just in the nick of time, like Saturday morning. In class we assembled the needle book.
Look at the awesome way we laced the spine of the needle book.
A little shopping after class and I treated myself to Hands on Design "Mend". I changed the ground fabric from the called for 'Dusty Miller' to Lakeside Linens Maritime White and I am using the 'reds' Sally (of Salty Yarns) used.
I also treated myself to this as well! It is a limited edition project by Cathy Habermann of Hands On Designs and has to be ordered through Elegant Stitch. It arrived last week. Oh boy, my to-do list of new projects is getting longer. I just feel in love with this when I saw it. The trims, fibers and fabrics are so pretty and everything is included in the kit. I have a class in the fall with Cathy Habermann and I hope to have this at least started. Maybe I can get her to sign the box! Seems Hands On Designs is my latest favorite designer.
My Corsica River SAL project has not seen any work......just hope it doesn't fall into the abyss as the wallpaper removal project.
Thanks for stopping by.....keep on stitching.