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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Toy Chest Etui - Finished (well...)

I have now finished the Toy Chest Etui and the tools that were in the original kit and class coverage. Here they are, out of the box.

Of course, at the end of the class, when Betsy Morgan offered the three new pieces she had developed, I went with the option to buy. So my sense of completion was modified by the three kits still sitting there, sending out faint 'make me' beeps. The beeps got louder as the desire to have them done and dusted grew. So I'm plunging in.



First, I have tidied up from completing the basic set, put all the instructions, left-over bits of fabric, thread and skirtex along with notes and templates into a folder and out of the way with other reference documents in my cupboard.

The workroom is ready for another project!






8 comments:

margaret said...

Jillian this is one of the most beautiful pieces of stitchery I have seen, so very talented you must be thrilled with it, congratulations on a remarkable completion oh no of course you are making 3 more pieces, I am sure they will be equally lovely

Jillian said...

Margaret, you are so nice. Thank you - your encouragement really helps me keep going.

Lyn Warner said...

What fun to open the chest and find all those little treasures inside, and everything embroidered too. Its lovely!

Jillian said...

Thank you Lyn. The real credit goes to Betsy Morgan who designed it. I needed patience and persistence but she had the great idea and the instructions.

Monica said...

What tremendous fun those new pieces will be! I don't know which one I like best.

Now that you have some mastery on the process, I'm sure they will work up fast.

The whole set looks so good. I wonder how many others have finished it? You definitely deserve another pat on the back, Jillian!

Jillian said...

Thank you, Monica. I get huge satisfaction out of finishing - and I do feel I've learned a lot in this process, particularly about some of the detail of construction.

katherine said...

It is absolutely stunning! Love all the little pieces that go with it too. You must be very happy with it.

Jillian said...

Thanks Katherine - I am!