Saturday, June 11, 2011

Elizabethan Pencil Box Started

Yesterday was my Friday off and I decided to start on the Elizabethan Pencil Box that I wrote about on my last post.  I've made some progress on it, and if I work very hard and steady on it I should be able to finish is this weekend. The kit came with a strip of the fabric with the design stamped on it, and I attached it to the much larger piece of muslin also in the kit. I mounted this in my large hands-free hoop for stitching. The kit recommends taking the work out of the hoop to avoid hoop marks, but this will be cut down in side any hoop marks so I won't bother.

And another treat! I was rummaging through a pack of magazines and found a $15 Amazon gift card left over from Christmas. So I looked on Amazon and found the RSN Crewelwork Essential Stitch Guide for only $14.93. Since I have Amazon Prime there is no added shipping. Needless to say I ordered the book and it has already shipped and I should have it by Tuesday. Now, what to do with the other 7 cents?

It is Saturday morning and now time to do all the normal Saturday things, such as laundry, grocery shopping, sorting through mail, exercising (I'm trying to recover my waistline!) and so on. I've even been scrubbing the grout on the kitchen floor tiles. I should be able to get in an hour or two of stitching this afternoon, and will post when I finish the stitching.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I spent a similar Saturday running all sorts of errands. Your latest project is really beautiful. I will be following your progress closely.

  2. You've started! Its looking beautiful already.


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