Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Camp Project Complete

The dude thanks you for all your praise, but says, perhaps rightly, that it's our neighbor who deserves all the credit. I know we couldn't have done it without him...except the digging. That we did do without him. Thanks again. It's a small joy to walk down the path every day.

I finished another camp project last night. This was a patriotic needlebook from 2009. Now, the Silver Needle gives you everything you need to finish a project, including mat board cut to the correct size. So it's not like it's any great difficulty to finish these projects. I don't know what was holding me back. Well, besides having lost all my notes and photos on the project, nothing was holding me back. {wink} I sent an email begging for help, and the fabulous Mona sent me photos of the piece. Even with my difficulties with spacial relations I figured it out. Except where I had to unstick each section for one reason or another! Thankfully Aleene's tacky glue is pretty forgiving.
This needlebook takes its elements from Fanci That's Long May She Wave.  All the parts were stitched on one piece of fabric and even though I left loads of room between each component, I still screwed up the spacing when I cut. That's why she's flying so low. But it doesn't look horrible, right? Don't answer that. There's not a lot I can do about it now!




Yes, I miscut this one too. It can't be helped. I like to measure once and cut twice. I chose the Liberty Bell because I live nine miles from it. 


You can see here that the inside can hold many things. Sorry the picture is so blurry. You get the idea. Moving on...




These are the adorable accessories that accompany the needlebook: a pinkeep (I'm not going to apologize again for my bad centering job. I think this went awry in the sewing rather than the cutting. Sigh.) How about that tiny fob? Very nice centering job, no cutting issues. Of course, it is only an inch or so. Very proportionate to the Kelmscott Little Gem scissors you can just see peeking up there.

I'm so pleased to have finished this. And now I have achieved the August finishing goal.

15 comments:

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finishes! I am very impressed with your skill, as I try to outsource all my finishes whenever I possible can.

Gabi said...

That's such an adorable finsih. LOVE it. Your pinkeep looks just great.

Cole said...

What a beautiful set! Good for you :)

Andrea said...

Oh my heck ;-) How cute that is!
You did all that YOURSELF? Seriously, I'm jealous.

Annemarie said...

Damn. That's nice. That's very nice. Oh, and so is your path, by the way! You and the Dude are hard workers :o)

Brigitte said...

Wow, what an interesting piece. I just love the way you assembled this needlebook. And the accessories, just beautiful.

Giovanna said...

That's so cute! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Cute!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Woo who! Great job - and look how much August is left ...

Margaret said...

Ok, this is so cute! Love it! I wouldn't worry about the centering of the pieces myself. I'm a measure once, cut twice girl myself. lol!

country stitcher said...

If you had not pointed out your mistakes no one would have noticed. Great finishes. and they are very cute.
Denise

Silverlotus said...

I think it all looks great. No one would notice the mistakes if you hadn't pointed them out.

I like the patriotic design. Kinda makes me wonder why no one really makes patriotic Canadian stuff.

Alice said...

She is flying low because it is so much more thrilling to do it that way. Nice finishes! You're a finishing fiend these days.

Jenna said...

There's a lot of complexity to that piece and I think you handled it nicely!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Fabulous finish Anna, don't be so hard on yourself, it looks amazing.