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Progress Update: Canal House Embroidery, Solstice Quilt Block, and Santas!
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 20:28
Dutch Canal house embroidered table runner - making progress!
I was very happy to score this large hoop at the thrift last month because I really prefer seeing all four houses at once. A bit big and cumbersome sometimes while stitching - but still better for me.
Snowflakes because Jet makes beautiful window magic with them!
Orchids because Sara shared with me that while visiting the Netherlands recently she noticed many ground floor windows were filled with orchids.
Menorah because Sara has honored me by featuring the Canal House embroidery as a Chanukah project (all blue and white) and because Avital was able to figure out how I could embroider a Menorah in those small windows!
Some progress has been made since August! I am hoping to be done with at least one end of the table runner by St. Nicholas Eve!
Fur trim has been stitched on and the heads finally glued in place.
I had intended all along to embroider designs on Scandiclaus's robe, but I just can not seem to get inspired. (Muse is on vacation!) So, rather than become frustrated, I have decided that, at least for this year, the robe will be plain!
Still have mittens and toys to complete! But almost done! Yaaay!
The Winter Solstice Quilt block is stitched together!
And the sandwich has been made!! I used Maryline's idea for creating a frame and backing all in one.
Not sharing how I did it because I don't really know what I am doing and I don't want to be the cause of freaking out my lovely quilters - right before the holidays!
Suffice it to say - I had to kinda figure it out for myself - and so far it is working!
And now I am ready to hand baste and then hand quilt and embroider details. I am very pleased to be this far along and very eager to begin stitching!
However, with all I have planned for Gingerbread Snowflakes in the next couple months, I may not complete this by Winter Solstice - but… I am MUCH closer than I have been in years!!!
I will most likely hang it however it is when Winter Solstice arrives! I am sure I will at least have those ugly pins removed by then!!!
Thank you one and all for your support and good wishes and most of all for reading and thereby keeping me on track! I am so glad I thought to include you!