Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Slow and easy does it

I must admit to some stitching...
I took my time; cutting using a rotary cutter, ironing, and started the stitching of the pieces. This will be a Pentagon Sewing Box from
Penny Rugs and More. Colleen has a wonderful blog. Her work is lovely and great tutorials. I chose to use flannel shirting for the outside and paisley cotton for the lining. Colleen's method for assembling the pieces is easy. Still have to think about the trim for the top of the box. The stitching is easy and I am taking my time with this. I am finding the hand sewing a bit easier right now, less on my hand than the cross stitching. Yesterday our monthly stitch group met and look what I got from our stash table...
Of course I can not tat right now, but look at the books and did you notice the price on the shuttle that is still on the card?! Can you remember such a price~~~39 cents! There is even a little drawstring bag to hold the shuttle and there are a few practice pieces inside. I did try to work on my started motif from eons ago, but I can not get the right feel/tension with the shuttle. So many things and not able to do.... Today is therapy.... I guess I will have to admit to some needle in hand since I last saw Jake. I just looked at the time! Here it is 4:15, I have my second wash on, a post for the day. I guess it is time to make a cup of coffee and settle down to The Thin Man movie that is on. Glad you stopped by to visit. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and most of all your friendship. Have a great day.