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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

More Finishes

It was so nice to be off for a week to do nothing but rest, relax and stitch.  I also did some finishing and some shopping.  

I finished the Three Ships sampler from Shepherds Bush.  I am thinking of sending this one off to Jill Rensel to frame as it needs the Rensel touch.  

I also finished stitching the first piece from the Shepherds Bush Fold.  I will post a photo of it mounted in the box as some as it is done.

I immediately started stitching the scissor fob for Part 2 of the Fold and am all done with the stitching part...now on to assembly.  I will post photos of that when I show the assembled box.

I spent some time getting some finishing done as well.  The first two are pin cushions from Shepherds Bush.  I backed the one on the right with some pretty hand dyed purple wool that I had in my stash, then thought that the hand dyed chenille was the perfect touch.  

Pansy Flower Pin Cushion from Dames of the Needle:

Spools of My Thread from Notforgotten Farms:

The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo was held in Indianapolis last week.  I attended only the shopping portion.  Primitive Gatherings had a booth there which was my main reason for attending.  There was a little pocket book damage, but I mainly concentrated on her wool pin cushion kits and half-yard fabric pre-cuts.  

On Friday, I was able to attend a special opening party for Stacy Nash's new studio in Fortville, IN.  She has done a tremendous job rehabbing the space and decorating it in only the way that Stacy can.  I was able to get her new pattern, Miss Baxter's House from her new series.  That will be the next project on my plate once I finish the Needleworker Sampler from With Thy Needle and Thread.  

Best Stitches,