Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crewel Friday

The embroidery on the crewel needlebook is done. I damp stretched it last weekend. I love the colors on this project.I assembled the finishing materials this weekend, trimmed the fabric to size, pressed the pocket, trimmed the flannel, found a button for the closure (the rest of the materials were part of the kit) and pinned the insides together.At Tuesday's long series of doctor appointments with hubby I basted the outer edge of the lining (to secure a layer of thin batting and the pocket), stitched a division in the pocket, stitched the flannel into place and pinned it for the final stitching. In the evening, I cut the silk threads for the edging cord to size. I still need to twist the cord, make the button loop, sew the front to the back and sew on the edging cord and the button. But it's the home stretch!

7 comments:

Lelia said...

wow ... you are right, the colors are beautiful. Looks great so far

coral-seas said...

The colours are lovely and the design is very pretty. Great job!

Kelly said...

This piece is beautiful. The colors are great and right in line with my taste.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Gorgeous! The colours are so lovely and summery! I really like the stitch you used for the light green leaves, the one with the trellis-looking overlay and the yellow dots :) Can't wait to see your finish, I'm sure it's going to be beautiful!

underatopazsky said...

Lovely finish - the shading in the colours really lifts it.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love your embroidery! Thanks to Lelia, I found your blog. I'll be back!

Cindy from Artists for Hire said...

How lovely! Great colors and stitching!