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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.
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!


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.