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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scissor Fob and Oldest UFO/WIP

Last week was my first week of WIP reduction/rotation system and as I posted yesterday I finished the first project selected and went to another one. Well last night I finished it and here is the result. I used the Palestrina Stitch to sew the two halves together (as directed in the instructions).

Blackberry Scissor Fob a Stumpwork design 
by Marsha Papay-Gomola
Marsha taught this to the Colorado Chapter EGA in 2008 or 2009.
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So to continue on with my WIP reduction/rotation plan I chose a Needlepoint project and let the random number generator pick it so to speak. It turned out to be my oldest WIP/UFO. The kit was a gift from my mom in around 1977. I have worked on it bit by bit at least in each of the decades I have had it (although I may have missed working on it in the 80s). I still have the cover sheet and stitching instructions which say it is from the Columbia-Minerva Corporation and is "one of a series based on illustrations from THE ORIGINAL PETER RABBIT BOOKS(r) by Beatrix Potter as interpreted by Erica Wilson"
As you see I got it stitched up to and including a bit of the background. The background stitch is called the knotted stitch and in the finished project picture looks very nice. I am not sure if I will stick with this the entire week for two reasons. First, and mainly because I don't know what I would do with it; second because it is kind of boring and tedious at this point! Only time will tell.

That's it from here!

7 comments:

Deborah said...

You scissor fob is simply stunning!

Christine said...

The stumpwork fob is gorgeous. I've got a Mrs Tiggywinkle somewhere that I stitched in the 70s, wonder what happened to it

Ziggyeor said...

Oh I love that scissor fob. Great work on the Beatrix Potter.

Deb said...

Your fob is so beautiful!! It looks like it was quite a bit of work!!

Theresa said...

Wow~ Your fob is stunning!!!!!!

Pamela said...

The scissor fob is beautiful and the close up photography shows it off nicely! Great job!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

The Stumpwork is fantastic and I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan. Visited her place last visit to England. I wil have to show you my quilt one day. Looking at this makes me want to stitch some more of her cute characters.