Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Finishing" Part One

When Myrna & I started the weekly scissor pocket SAL, we were guessing 2 weeks for stitching and 2 weeks for "finishing". For me, it took 3 weeks to stitch & this is my 2nd week for the finishing. This photo shows: Interfacing has been ironed inside + the cotton fabric is pressed & pinned, & idea where to sew the button in place. Myrna suggested adding the button & cord before sewing the lining in place [sounds like good advice].

Second Photo: Shows the needlebook front, scissor fob basted together, and the 'french vanilla' color felt. I want to finish the needlebook similar to the one in the top-middle of the photo ... I plan to use a buttonhole edge with the light silk. Using a sharp needle, I'd stitch thru the linen & lining at the same time. Inside will have the cotton lining (currently folded on the edges & pinned in place) AND the felt added last.

This is the back of the scissor pocket. I like the progress I've made so far.

To do: Tonight, I want to get the button sewn on, make cording & tack on the pocket, sew in the lining, stitch the sides shut. PLUS, I want to sew the fob shut, make a cord for the fob & attach it in place. The needlebook will need a buttonhole edge with silk & add the felt. With DH at a meeting tonight, I just might have this all completed.


KarenV said...

This looks gorgeous! I love the colours of this piece - you'll have a nice set when it's done!

Sue said...

Nice job on the scissor case. Such pretty colors.

Cathy said...

Your scissors case is almost there - its looking good! I stitched the button on after I finished it - I think Myrna gave you good advice, it would have been easier to do it before.

Love the Hillside Sampling piece too - I keep admiring it when I go to the needlework store but have yet to purchase it (I think I have enough other things to do!)

As for me, haven't stitched much this week. Too busy.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow, your finishing is lovely! Great progress on that one:)

Myrna said...

Oh, your scissor case is looking awesome! And where did I miss that you were making a scissor case? What a clever idea! (I may borrow that one, if I may?) All my stitching is done, and it's on the 'to do' list for my next finishing day. (That would be a day off without a headache!)


Jenna said...

Everything looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it all finished. :)

stitcherw said...

Very pretty, I really like the design. Good luck on the remaining finishing, it will be a wonderful set.

Vonna said...

Wow, it will look stunning once all the way finished! You've done lovely work! Good luck, hope it goes smoothly for you!

Cindy said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous! I love the colors and every thing about it!


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