Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cold + snow = Finishing

BRRRR!!! It's been freezing cold here the last few days--most days only 2 degrees when we get up. Rich has had the pellet stove and fireplace going strong to supplement our struggling heat pump. I don't mind the cold(as long as I can stay in my warm home) and would much rather have it than high summer temps and humidity! It also creates the perfect storm for getting some finishing done as business is slow and I don't really need to go out.

So, I worked on my Betsy Morgan class that I took last June at Salty Yarns, Gathering for Winter Etui. I just love this piece as it embodies my favorite colors, time of the year and acorn motifs. It consisted of the 3-D etui box, pincushion, needlebook, scissor case and fob. The box is made using a cut mailing tube that we lined and covered with our finished stitching. The pincushion uses the same method to make, but is an old cylinder from an empty ball of perle cotton. Betsy is so very clever!!! The beautiful wooden acorn was hand turned by Mike at Sylvan Treasures and is a lovely addition (it was included with the class). I did cheat on the tassel as I had this one in my stash and it worked wonderfully with the I loved its cap! So without further are some photos:
Overall shot of set

Etui front

Etui back



scissor case and fob front

scissor case and fob back
Uh-oh---just looked outside and it's snowing!!! Hadn't heard about this--guess we'll see what develops !Oh well, I took a quick lunch break and when I came back the sun was out and no snow!

Hope you are staying warm and cozy in your neck of the woods!!! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Stasi beautifully done!
    Another set of fabulous treasures...
    What's next?

  2. Nice bunch of acorns and a great way to spend your hibernating time. Congratulations.


  3. A beautiful finish! I wanted to take this class but couldn't make it work into my schedule. Acorns are my favorite things and this project has them in spades!! Laura

  4. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful finishes, but I especially love this one because it is a Betsy Morgan! You do great work!

  5. Thanks everyone--appreciate your comments!

  6. Oh Stasi, what a lovely set! I'm a big fan of acorns and I've taken class from Betsy. Isn't she fun?! Have a wonderful day and stay cozy.