Saturday, October 31, 2009

Finished Stitch Book

Boo, y'all!

For the past week, all my crafting energies have been directed to making Christmas gifts. Since I'm not sure who looks at my blog, this is all that gets shown at this time. I'll post real pictures after the holidays.

I did finish the Susan Greening Davis design Susan's Needlebook of Stitches. Here's a picture of the assembled book. All fourteen pages are bound with ribbon. Even though no stitches have been documented, I'm very pleased with the results. I've designed what I want for the back cover, but it will have to wait until I'm finished with all my holiday/birthday crafting.

When I was stitching the cover, there was a point when I was reloading the needle and took a look - a real look - at what I had sitting in my lap. "My stitches are filled with me" Ain't that the truth? It was just a fluke that I needed to reload at that point, but I'm glad I saw it and captured the image.

Here's a detail shot of the ribbon rose and "doo-dah" from the cover. When you attend a class with Susan Greening Davis, you're given a charm at the end of each class. In addition to the charm she selects for a class, the little scissors are the customary charm for first time students. Susan has taught me so much about stitching and the history associated with it, and I'm so grateful for it. For this reason, I put my first class charm on this project and it makes the project that much more special. I hope that some day this book teaches someone else.

In addition to being Halloween, today is Caturday! So, I'll leave you with a picture of the ever charming and loving Bob.


Branlaadee said...

Bob looks as handsome as ever. I love your stitching book and very appropriate that you got the picture of "all my stitches are filled with me." Very cool catch!

Jennifer said...

I love the kitty! Congrats on your finish.

loves2experiment said...

Well done you, on finishing the stitch book! I'm constantly amazed by how quickly you manage to finish your needlework projects :) Bob's a cutie!