Sunday, August 4, 2013

Strawberry Hill Sampler

I have been doing a lot of stitching, sewing and finishing.  I have not been blogging as I would like to.  Not sure why, maybe because of the time it takes.  But I really like having a record of what I have done.  So I am going to try to get caught up with all my stitching and sewing and finishing results.

 Here is one of my finishes.  It is Strawberry Hill Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread.
This was a group project.  
I used my own dyed 36 count fabric and the overdyed threads it called for.

 Here is the pin pillow.  

 The box, which was a Whitman's sampler box.  I believe it was a 12 ounce box.
First step was to paint it!!!!!  Took more coats of paint then I thought it would.

Then I lined the inside bottom portion and sides with fabric.  I padded the bottom.  The top inside of the box I just lined with scrap book paper.  I do like the results.

Here is a close up of the huswife.  The instructions called for ribbon to close the huswife but I chose to use a button and a buttonhole loop.  

Here is the view of the inside of the huswife.  I wasn't to sure of my feather stitching but I think it looks pretty good for my first try at it.

This was a enjoyable stitch and I do like the end result.  
I hope to do some more posting in the next day or so to get caught up on my crafting record keeping.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.


Karen said...

Love this finishing! All of your pieces are perfect. what a treasure...

Marilyn said...

Great job on the WTNAT pieces.
Can't wait to see more!

natalyK said...

Great stitching! Love how you finished all of your pieces. Congrats

Cathy B said...

Nice job Joan!

Deborah said...

They are all beautiful!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Your pieces are beautiful! I'm thrilled that you are blogging again! I look forward to your posts!

Chris said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing!! So lovely!

Denise said...

Beautiful stitching! Really love the Whitman's sampler box.
Happy Stitching

Melissa said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! I really like this design leaflet and it's waiting for me in my basket!

Vicky L said...

Very beautiful finishes! Great job!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

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Happy Stitching!