Saturday was my Hare Pyns class. I burned the midnight oil and attempted to complete the stitching I needed to have done for the class. But, it didn’t happen. I still had a little bit to go on the background stitching. And let me tell you, the background stitching is so worth it – it really looks great. But it takes for-ever! So, background stitching finally completed, but I was so tired from having stayed up late and then getting up early to stitch that I decided trying to work on finishing my piece was not the brightest idea. So, I listened and watched and took notes. I just couldn’t trust myself to cut fabric and sew things together correctly.
But, at least the big portion of the stitching is complete now.
I’ll have to get started on the smalls for the piece, because some of them are needed to do the finishing of the sewing roll. But, hopefully those won’t take too long to complete. I have a needle book, pinkeep, scissor sheath, fob and pincushion to complete. But, for now, I’m not going to think about it. And I just hope that I can get the finishing done on my own, since I wasn’t able to do it in class. (Not the best photo, by far, of the piece but I wanted you to see how it looked with all the parts of the sewing roll stitched.)
But, anyway, onto other things. I know it’s been “all Hare Pyns, all the time” around here lately. Sylvia’s gift for my birthday arrived and I just had to show you. She made me a project wallet. Isn’t it gorgeous? I just love the black and white fabric – it’s so Vogue. I’m so excited to put it to good use!!!
And the lining fabric is just as fabulous!! Look how fun!
And one of the other things she sent was this fabulous Reflects de Soie book. It has several reproduction samplers in it that are so pretty! There’s even an A&E! And the book is very well done, with really clear charts and photos. Very very nice.
So thank you, Sylvia, for everything – I’m in love with all of it!!
And also for my birthday, Sylvia and I started Isabella Johnstone. I’ve only worked on her a couple of nights, but so far I’m enjoying her. We’re stitching her on 40ct Vintage Lentil with Belle Soies. Now that I’ve got the big push of Hare Pyns behind me, I’m excited to work on Isabella some more.
I did also manage to get back to ATS yesterday too for my regular Sunday SAL day. I’m making a bit of progress on it and someday I’ll finally get page 1 finished! I’ll be sure to post a photo soon.
Mr. Hare says: “I’m so glad she’s done stitching on this thing…she was wearing me out!”
I am grateful for some uninterrupted stitching time yesterday.