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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Virtue Leads Finish Finishes

 Last year the Sampler Guild of the Rockies decided to have their annual workshop be a finishing class. So we did all the stitching in advance, and were to do all the finishing in class. Well I up and moved to Arizona before the class, but I did get all the pre-work done, not knowing when our house would sell.

It is Virtue Leads Stitch Book, scissor fob, needle book and pyn keep by Chessie and Me an original design by Linda Lautenschlager. It is on 36 count Lakeside linen and uses Classic Colorworks threads and Weeks Dye Works  Mountain Mist wool fabric.

Well the nice folks at the Sampler Guild sent me all the stuff and instructions to finish this project and this past week I did just that!

It consisted of a paper mache book box that we painted blue, rubbed on some paraffin wax as a resist and then painted it black. I then sanded off areas I wanted the blue to show through to give it a distressed look.

I attached the stitched pieces for the book onto the nice wool felt provided and then attached one on the front of the book and one on the inside - see the first two photos below.

The second photo has the box open (which I lined with some paper provided) and shows the scissor fob and pyn keep. Also provided was a bit of bees wax and a wooden corner gauge compliments of Chessie and Me.

Also part of the project is a Needle Book.

Here is the front and back of the Pyn Keep

Here it is all together!

It was a LOT of fun to stitch and to finish!