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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

That Was Quick!

Hey Blog Buddies,

I got so excited when I bought those Shaker boxes mentioned in my last post, that I pretty much dropped everything and went to work on BBD's Midnight Ride.  It was a very fast stitch, and now it is all done and finished just in time for Hallowe'en.


The smallest box was 7" in diameter (the pattern called for a 6" box), so I switched the fabric count from 30 to 28, and voila!  It's perfect!


This treasure was finished inside and out by the talented Averyclaire.  The top of the box is lined with the plaid fabric, too!   I had asked her to line the box, and was flabbergasted when I saw all that ruching!  It's pretty snazzy, as my mom would say.

In other stitchy news, I checked another project off of my rotation list.  This is my progress on Laura J. Perin's Nordic Panel as of April.  I was about two-thirds done.


Here it is now:
 All done!

But when one door closes, another opens, right?
 So here is the latest addition to
the rotation:

This is the start of Needle Delights Originals'
Autumn Logs.  It's my ANG chapter's 2015-16 SAL.
I've done Winter and Summer,
and I plan on doing Spring, too.

That's it from here.
I've got to start packing for
the Inspired Needle Retreat in Shipshewana
starting tomorrow.
It's going to be a fun weekend.
Thanks for visiting!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes.

Linda

wranglerkate said...

Love the Midnight Ride shaker box! That finishing is really extraordinary - I love it! Thanks for sharing. It's inspiring!

averyclaire.org said...

You did an amazing job on the BBD stitching and FAST too. Just wish I could find a bargain in boxes like you did! Love your Nordic panel. I know it was a LOT of work. The "log series" you are doing is the best. Each one has such great colorscaping. Whatever you do ALWAYS turns out lovely!

Carol said...

What a fantastic box! Beautiful stitching and I truly love what Karen did to the interior... And what a great finish you have with that Nordic Panel--such brilliant colors!

Robin said...

Wow! Your box finish is fabulous (your stitching and your finisher's finishing). Congratulations also on your needlepoint finish! Your log block looks great. Have fun at the Inspired Needle retreat.

Robin in Virginia

tiffstitch said...

Love your finishes! And nice work on autumn.

tiffstitch said...

Love your finishes! And nice work on autumn.

Julie said...

WOW ... an amazing box, the stitched top is superb and the lining of it so fabulous.
Love the canvaswork.

Sally said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finishes. Love that box!

Melody said...

I love how your round box finish turned out!! You sure got it finished up in short order. Yes, the lining is great. I really like the design too. Congratulations.