Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Last Caravan

I managed to complete the Hobbit caravan before all work came to an abrupt halt. Taadaa!


This makes number eight. Here they are again, not necessarily in the order in which they were made or in the order in which they will go into my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project.


I had planned to at least attempt mounting them in the sketchbook this past week. That was before I took that undignified fall in the middle of our street (see previous post). Because of their shapes my sketchbook will have a horizontal orientation when I finally manage to get it together.


At this point I'm just planning to use my machine to straight stitch the panels to the pages of the book (which I have disassembled to make that process easier to accomplish). 


In the beginning I'd thought I would dress up the perimeters of the embroideries with rick rack or ribbon trims. I see now there really isn't room, nor do I want to fuss with that anymore. I just want to get this puppy done and on it's way to the Brooklyn Art Library! My body has to heal a bit more before that can happen unfortunately.

Here's another look at the embroideries, probably the last time you'll see them.


Again, I'm not sure they will go into the book in this order. This is just how they ended up on my design wall to have their pictures taken.


I've been using the the three-week stitch along hosted by Avis to keep me on task with these travel trailers. I'm going to have to come up with something new for next time! (That won't be a problem, trust me.) There are a whole host of stitchers participating in this SAL, all over the world. We've had a couple new folks join us this month too. Everyone is working on their own needlework project, although two members are currently at work on the same cross stitch kit. Welcome to the new members, and if you'd like some motivation for making progress on your stitchery visit Avis to get on the list. 😊

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely, and I'm kind of sorry the cavalcade of caravans is coming to an end.... But hey, you'll find something gorgeous to work on next, knowing you!

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  2. I love the hobbit carvan. They all look fantastic. Hope you post a picture of the finish notebook. Can't wait to see what you start on next.

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  3. They all look great! I think they'll make a really special book. I hope you recover from your fall very soon. I'm looking forward to your next SAL project.

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  4. I love this project! Samplers are such a joy to work on.

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  5. these caravans are all so much fun! Well done Sue.

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  6. All put together, these become epic! I love that Hobbit caravan! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  7. So you have reached the end of the caravan journey.Every one is so lovely, different, and a book to be so pleased with.

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  8. Woo hoo the last one, incredible work, well done

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  9. So this is the end of the caravans! So sad, because they are all very lovely and of course I´ll be back to look at them several times. I don´t know which one I like the most, the Hobbit caravan is so cute and the Space caravan is fun. Yes, they are all super :) Hope your are feeling better after your falling <3

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  10. They're all gorgeous, but my favorite is the hobbit home!
    So, what's next?
    8)

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  11. Imaginative and well done! They're all cute as can be but I think I like the space-ship style one best. Best wishes for a rapid recovery from your fall.

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  12. I wanted to comment with my favorite but I keep changing my mind! Congratulations on finishing the stitches, and I hope you are on the mend! Thanks, also, for introducing me to the Sketchbook Project and the Brooklyn Art Library!

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  13. Ok, the hobbit caravan is definitely my favourite, although they're all lovely. Such a brilliant idea for a project!

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  14. Your final caravan looks wonderful! It’s a little sad to see this project come to an end. I can’t wait to see what is next and I hope we do get to see your book all finished!

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