Thank you to those who gave me suggestions for my Shaker Box lid. After much procrastination (opps what a big word!) I decided to go back to square one and re-lace it with extra batting going over the sides - oh dear - bad move. I careful undid the lacing on the stitching and replaced it with a larger piece of batting which I laced to the precut mat board supplied with the box. I then re-laced the stitching onto that but found that the extra lacing actually pulled the piece smaller and it still didn't fit as snugly as I had hoped. In fact the fit was worse as it wouldn't lay flat in the recess on the lid. And - oh no - what is that red on my stitching? Guess who had pricked her finger? Did you hear me scream? So ... plaster on finger ... I undid the whole lot again - removed the extra batting and re-laced the stitching pulling it slightly differently so the red mark does not show - I hope! I am now going to go with the braided cord around the edge so watch this space for an update photo. What a waste of precious stitching time!
So no new stitching photos today so I decided to show you a couple of projects from the past. Both are from CA Wells classes that I did in London.
The thimble suitcase I stitched in 2002. Just look at those tiny hedebo ribbon handles - aren't they just cute? A thimble fits in the opening between the handles.
The deckchair I stitched in 2004. As it was a seaside theme I changed the name to Siesta Key. I also made a teeny scissor fob to match the pincushion headrest. The scrimshaw CR on the headrest is by Marcy Pumphret.
Thanks for visiting and putting up with my tale of woe.
Labels: CA Wells, Marcy Pumphret, Shaker Box, Siesta Key