Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Quaker Finish and Pinkeep (74)

I worked on the finishing for Quaker Sewing Case, over the weekend but couldn't quite manage to complete it. Yesterday afternoon I was able to sit down and "get 'er done". I am taking two classes with Catherine Theron next weekend, and wanted to be able to take this with me for show and tell. I really love the colors of the bargello.... so bold and rich, and the inside so delicate. I stitched as called for, but added an extra perimeter of stem stitch, done in black wool, around the exterior edge. I could see linen threads peeking through after joining and found it distracting. So here you go:

The stroll piece for today is My Pinkeep by Marie Suarez. I stitched this in 2010 as called for. I love this piece and its little pouch. I'm always on the lookout for the ivory piece but to no avail--makes a nice, quick gift idea.

Today starts the first day of the spring challenge on the FB page All About Smalls. I have chosen Garden Birds by La-D-Da, a tool book kit. The goal is to have it stitched and finished by May 20th, so wish me luck!


Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Love, love, love your Quaker Sewing Case!

  2. Your Quaker Sewing Case is stunning, Stasi. I know you are thrilled with how it turned out. I love the little pinkeep you shared for your stroll and how it is finished. I look forward to seeing your progress on the La D Da tool kit. Have a fabulous time next weekend with the classes with Catherine.

  3. Wow on the Quaker Sewing Case!! Love it all! What a cool pinkeep!

  4. It turned out beautifully! I like the addition of the black on the edges. It would have distracted me too. Such a lovely set. Have a great time in class! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. Beautiful finish - Catherine Theron designs the most gorgeous pieces, you are very lucky to be able to go to her classes. Have fun.

  6. The sewing case came out beautifully and though I understand you did it as a "fix," the black around the joining edge sets the piece off very well. Oooh, that pinkeep is so delicate and pretty!