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Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Monthly Finishing Challenge for July

I didn't think I was going to make the Challenge this month what with working at the beginning of the month and then stitching on Hannah Beeby for a while but I rose to the challenge and ........... drumroll .......... here is my finished scissor pocket. It is stitched on raw linen, which I believe is 32ct, with DMC 815 (one over one). The hand-twisted cord is DMC no 12 perle in 644. I have also stitched a co-ordinating fob which I shall now probably make up for August's Challenge! This With My Needle pattern is from JCS 2006 Christmas Ornament magazine. The inside of the pocket and the back is in the same striped fabric as the front which my friend kindly donated - thank you Lynn!

My new start is to be a piece for Jayne's Attic Redwork Exchange. I had decided on a pattern but something has happened (which I can tell yet) so I have to find something else to stitch.

There is a problem with the Quaker Friendship RR as someone has gone missing with at least two pieces of work! We are hoping that she will either re-surface or at least mail on those she has. We know she is ok as she has posted on another board as recently as last Monday.

Now the garden is calling and I need some sunshine so ...

Thanks for visiting
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  • On 30 July 2008 at 14:32, Blogger Kim B

    What a beautiful MFC piece!

  • On 30 July 2008 at 17:13, Blogger Lee

    I just Luuurve those reds! Nicely done.

  • On 30 July 2008 at 21:10, Blogger tammie

    love your monthly challenge scissor pocket its gorgeous.. and the handtwisted cord. lovley. you seem to have a lot on i dont believe there is enough hours in the day for us stitchers and readers lol

  • On 30 July 2008 at 23:48, Blogger Emily

    Your scissor pocket looks great! :) Pretty colors.

  • On 31 July 2008 at 05:02, Blogger valerie

    oooo, I love the scissor pocket! It came out really nice Carol.

    Uh-oh, I hope the missing person from the QFRR resurfaces and that she is ok.

    Good to get the sunchine Carol. It's HOT here in Pasadena. I miss my fog and we had an earthquake the first day here!

  • On 31 July 2008 at 07:57, Blogger Rowyn

    Your scissor pocket is beautifully finished, well done!

    It's very disappointing about the QFRR, especially since the stitcher is active on another board.

    Enjoy that sunshine. We've been battered by a large storm and lots of bad weather over the last couple of days. There's been a lot of damage all around the country.

  • On 31 July 2008 at 11:42, Blogger Georgie

    Love the scissor pocket! I would be really upset about the RR.....

  • On 31 July 2008 at 12:49, Blogger Stephanie

    Way to sneak in under the wire on the scissor pocket - it's gorgeous, I love the fabric that Lynn supplied - it's perfect.

  • On 31 July 2008 at 14:27, Blogger Wendy

    Great scissor pocket finish! The fabric you chose for the background looks perfect for it.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed that those Quaker pieces show up soon!

  • On 31 July 2008 at 14:42, Blogger Katrina

    Love your challenge piece, it's so pretty.

    Hope those RR show up soon. Having been there I know how stressful and worrying it can be :-(.

  • On 31 July 2008 at 16:45, Blogger Erica

    Your scissor pocket is beautiful!
    Very striking! Congratulations!

  • On 1 August 2008 at 03:57, Blogger tkdchick

    You did a fantastic job!!!!

  • On 1 August 2008 at 06:14, Blogger Joei

    I like it. It's lovely. Great job Carol!

  • On 3 August 2008 at 05:47, Blogger Michele B.

    Hi dear friend - I nominated you for the Brillant Weblog award. Love your scissor keep! Michele

  • On 4 August 2008 at 11:04, Blogger Lillie

    Your monthly challenge is a beauty.
    So sorry to read about someone gone MIA on your RR. Its most dreaded but we can only hold on trust. Hopefully she'll surface.

    Thank you for visiting me. You've got wonderful blog to read.I'll be back!

  • On 4 August 2008 at 15:28, Blogger Hazel

    Love your scissor holder. You have done a wonderful finishing job. Hope your rr surfaces soon. xx

  • On 4 August 2008 at 16:21, Blogger Brigitte

    Your scissor case is beautiful. And so accurately finished. Congratulations.

    I've just browsed your blog, Carol. Your stitching is great. You seem to love exchanges a lot - like me. I'm also in the Summer Quaker exchange - what a great pinkeep from Joan you have received.

  • On 16 August 2008 at 03:15, Blogger Yasmin

    Your stitching one on one and finishing is great! I am still learning to stitch over one but it's not as neat as yours. LOL