At first I thought I could do without the expensive box from Lone Elm. Then I saw a couple of finishes on Facebook where they had used another medium and it just didn't feel right to me. I saw the box in person from my BFF Janie and ordered it from Tina and Teri along with some trinkets to go inside.
I posted pictures of parts 1 and 2 on August 10th. I finished stitching part 3 a few weeks ago and gave it to my friend Karen who finished the box lid for me. I have seen pictures of it finished as a pillow and it is just so big. I saw it finished to fit in the bottom and knew that was the right way for me.
|All three together|
And of course we have some trinkets to go inside...
Now onto the needle book. My friend Cathy Boyd has a great idea to finish the needle book as a wallet type finish instead of the way it is originally finished. I will have to see what she does and decide from there. She is a fabulous finisher and is so clever with how she does things. That is the benefit to not finishing everything first - I get to see what everyone else does and decide from there.
Two more SB finishes that are not part of the Fold:
I finished this needle roll for my other BFF Kate for part of our annual Christmas exchange.
|English Christmas Cushion|
I was into the spirit of needle rolls, so I finished another shortly thereafter (although not in season...).
|Halloween Needle Roll|
...and am well on my way to finishing a third one. We'll just have to wait until a later time once I have that finished. I have a stack of pieces in the sewing room that are waiting for me to do another finishing weekend here at home.
One more posting tomorrow, and then I think I am caught up...at least until my framing order arrives from Jill Rensel in the next week or two. I took a couple of pieces with me to the Shepherd's Bush retreat for her to frame for me.