Sunday, February 7, 2021

Stitching Along in February

Three weeks have passed since our last SAL check in, and two weeks since my last post. Not a great record, but that's what life does sometimes. I haven't been doing very much stitching but because I knew this check in was coming up I did get the final page made for my #12pagesofChristmas book project. Deadlines can be so useful! 

The prompt for the last page was a bit of bling. I don't know why I had such a hard time with this. I have all kinds of beads and sequins. Finally I chose a 3" square of an old Hoffman print, green and violet with metallic gold in the design and worked off of that.


Edited: I've been able to load the photos at this point. Now I can't access my pictures. It may be time to quit blogging afterall. Suffice to say, I had a bit of green organza ribbon with gold accents along the edges that I'd twisted into a rosebud shape. I wrapped it in a strip of narrow metallic gold ribbon and stitched it to the square of fabric. Then I used seed beads - gold - to secure tiny gold star sequins to the page. I'd say the page looked a little like a celebration in the end. 

The next step is to make a cover. Anne added little tags to the back sides of her pages. I'm not sure whether I'll do that or not. She also had a piece of an antique quilt she used for her cover. I'll have to make something from scratch. I was worried my book wouldn't fit in the tin I'd designated for it but it looks like it will be fine, even with a cover. 

In the meantime, if you're on Instagram you can see some of my needlework @sewingmagpie. And here are the links to the other bloggers who have been stitching along!

9 comments:

  1. frustrating there are no photos this time - hope problem resolves.

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  2. Don't worry about the photos. It sounds like you had fun stitching anyway :-) that's what it's all about.

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  3. I wish you could have accessed your photos. What you described sounds so pretty.

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  4. I am not on instagram or I'd hop on over. Hang in there getting pictures posted.

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  5. It's almost as if the blogging powers-that-be feel the need to challenge us with problems, to make sure we're still awake, perhaps.... I'm not on IG, I find it too... instant, perhaps? I like to talk about what I'm doing, not just show pictures. I'll be very sorry if you stop blogging.

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  6. I agree: that page does look like a celebration. Great stitching!

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  7. Anyone can create bling with beads and sequins....but I think yours looks much more interesting! I have just followed you on Instagram. There is lots of interesting stitching to explore. However, I think blogging gives us much more a a chance to connect in meaningful ways. So don't stop blogging!

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  8. I think it looks great! Because I can see the photo! Glad your project fit in its tin, I had to buy a new one for mine :)

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  9. This project is so creative and lovely -- and thanks for sharing your Instagram handle so we can see more pieces. Hope you are well.

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