Sunday, November 15, 2015

When the hubby's away, Stasi will play...............

Hubby was away for three days at his annual meeting and I had a full three days to myself. I had asked friends to join me but they couldn't, so I locked myself into my house (only venturing out for for groceries and to get mail) and finished....finished...finished. I sewed and stitched until my "pushing" finger hurt!!! I have never felt comfortable with a thimble (and usually have a callous formed on the top of "tall man"), but did break down and resort to using a leather thimble towards the end of the weekend. I feel like I accomplished quite a bit while binge watching  Reign, but also kept getting distracted by FB, Feedly, etc..

I started by finishing some projects from Jamboree (Salty Yarns) in October. Here is the second piece form A Perfect Pairing.   I din't have much to do on these, so they went pretty fast.

We were also given a sweet little accompanying piece called The Pear-fect Additon--how clever! Note the cute "pear" button! Now to see if there are "fruity" scissors and pins somewhere!

Next, I started a class piece from Betsy Morgan, but will have to show that later. I didn't have enough silk lining fabric to finish the interior, so Betsy is graciously sending me some, and I'll share that when it's complete.

Then, I tackled A Fine and Fancy Tulip Tray  by Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods. I had taken this class in April of 2014. This is such a lovely piece, very delicate and not my normal color palette of choice. But I love it and how it all went together. It's so "girly"!!! All the stitching was complete, and we had put the pyn tower and one pocket together in class. Luckily, we had made a paper mock up of how to lace the wooden tray, which helped tremendously when assembling it. 

Note swan scrim in bottom of tray (RIP Marcy)

The top petal on the tulip pulls out and is a needlebook

A dear friend had given me some wonderful buttons and I found two pale pink flowers among them that I used on the top of the  velvet berry and on the ruler above.

In the evenings, I took a break from finishing and got a little stitching in. Here is bumble from Hands on Design/JABCO, part of their Square*ology series. 

And I started the Shepherd's Bush fold series, A Full Heart, last night as I waited for hubby to return home. I've seen different versions of this where people have changed the lettering, moved motifs around and such. We'll see where I end up!!!  BTW, I made it up until he got  home at 1:00AM, then we got caught up for an hour, so bed at 2:00. We'll see if I'll be crashing later today!!!!

All in all, a very fruitful 3 days--pun intended!!! :)

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  1. Beautiful finishes each and every one. You always find just the right touch to make your pieces special. I can't wait to see what's next!

  2. Wow, Stasi! What a great use of your time, getting things in finished form and stitching during the evening time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Beautiful Tray love the soft colors.
    All your stitching is so sweet.

  4. You go girl! I'm sure it feels good to have all that accomplished now.