I finally finished it...

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Registered: 01-03-2001
I finally finished it...
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 9:00am

The "Christmas gift". You'd think it would move fast being as it's sized to fit a 5" x 5" opening in a box, but no, it's a counting nightmare in SILK! AAARGH!

That vaunted "Christmas gift" piece... dark Christmas red silk mori on white linen:
It's actually one of the border motifs from "Cottage Garden", designer Marc Davis for Needlemania, but the entire piece (7 more of these motifs to make up a rectangle plus some speciality stitching in the center) was WAY too big for the box lid I want to mount it on. This is just right for a 5" x 5" opening...


And I have enough linen and probably enough silk as well to do the entire piece someday --- but not someday soon. I have kitted-up pieces galore waiting to be stitched (many of which are Bargello Club, Stash Busting Club and Bead Journal Project projects), to say nothing of a few UFOs from ages ago, and of course, "Sewing with Mama!"!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 10:33am

That is very nice, Carol. I hope the lucky recipient appreciates the work that went into it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 9:13pm
She's a quilted and paper crafter so i' sure she will. Besides, she's a box addict - can't pass one up!