Sunday, August 25, 2013

I'm in a Finishing Mood.........

I usually have to be "in the mood" for finishing and have a long period of free time at my disposal. I've always liked to start early in the day and be able to work uninterrupted into the afternoon. That rarely happens, so I'm having to adjust and work in smaller segments of time between business calls and in the evening. Just a mind set change..but I have to do it if I want to get my finishing done! I managed to get two  projects finished recently. One, I had stitched back in 2008 so I am very happy to get it put together, and the other from 2012. Here we go:

Up first is Williamsburg Sewing Case from Merry Cox. I took this class back in 2008 in Cincinnati at Squirrels Nest Getaway along with The French Bon Bon Box and A Beautiful Day in Williamsburg. I now have 2 out of 3 finished!!!
Front of case and fob

back of case and fob

inside of case  with scissor holder

I'm not sure how, but I somehow have lost the ribbon to do the ruching around the pincushion. So, I substituted some cording instead. I actually had some (already made) left over from another project that was the right length and color--lucky me!!!

Next up is a Betsy Morgan class I took with the Loudoun Sampler Guild. This is such a beautiful and unique piece. It is called This One's for Betty, An Elizabethan Spot Motif Etui. Betsy dedicated it to Betty Fleming, who was instrumental in founding the Loudoun Sampler Guild and a huge proponent of the needle arts. The etui was put together similar to a biscornu and all the little smalls fit into it. Lots of pieces--hope you enjoy!

overall collection

side of etui--I just love the whitework--my favorite part of the whole piece--just love the added texture

other side of etui

bottm of etui

sweet bag front

sweet bag back

button bag front

button bag back

scissor fob front

scissor fob back

one side needlebook

other side needlebook

opened needlebook showing ribbon joining

waxer pocket

other side waxer pocket

bottom waxer pocket

top pin cushion (this was the pre-stitch piece)

bottom pin cushion
That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


  1. All I can say is "wow". You had a very productive day!

  2. Your work is just beautiful!! Congrats on so many finishes! Laura

  3. Beautiful finishes Stacy!

  4. Oh Stasi!
    Just lovely. I love all your pieces including the blue ribbon box.
    You are definitely in a finishing mood so keep it going...

  5. OOO I am drooling!
    All is beyond heavenly, LOVE your finished things!
    Good you have had some finishing mood, so you could share these
    treasures with us:)
    Many hugs from
    Anette and Skruttan

  6. I'm a big Merry and Betsy fan and this is the first time I have seen both designs finished. Just lovely! You have got some great items stashed :) Beautiful work!

    1. Teresa,
      We must have the same tastes---two of my favorite designers. I feel so lucky to be able to take classes from them when I can. Thanks for stopping by!