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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Merry Cox Shaker Spool Holder

I am going to begin to stitch this piece with at group of bloggers led by Danielle. I got all my stitching supplies, along with a couple of other goodies, Cherished Stitches, Emblem of Innocence, 2 cute Little House Needlework patterns that will be adorable stitched over one (that's my NEWEST obsession) and a cute little pattern from Hobb Knob designs that features a filmo clay snowman.

I bought creme evenweave for the spoolholder cause the stitching is over one and I like over one to be even. The Gloriana silks are beautiful. I am anxious to start this. First though, I have something else to finish up in the next 2 weeks and then I willl be ready to get going on it. I read through the instructions, the assembly doesn't look too bad, just involved. I know that with the support of the ladies stitching together, whatever glitches I come up against, the group will help me work through them.

It's a beautiful spring day here, we played in the yard, planted strawberries and did some weeding. It's a great Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful day too!

4 comments:

Nicki said...

I'm looking forrward to stitching with you Joanie! The finishing looks easy to follow doesn't it - just maybe a bit fiddly :)

Kali said...

Have fun with the spool holder. I'm just waiting for "finishing class" at my monthly EGA meeting to put mine together. Have you found small wooden spools? I'm still hunting for those. Good luck with the linen thread also if you choose to use it. I didn't, the skein I had was weak and I didn't figure it would hold the box together well. Take a strand like you're supposed to outline with and give it a tug, mine FELL apart.
I'll be posting info from the finishing if my guild ladies have any great tips for getting it together.

Chelle said...

The spool holder sounds like a fun project. Enjoy the SAL! Your new stash sounds yummy. I stitched a LHN freebie over one and it is sooo cute!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a spirit of joy. I felt it all the way down here in OK. Happy Days, CJ