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.

9 comments:

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!)

{{{Hugs}}}

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.
Sue

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!
:D

Cindy said...

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

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