It seems I have not updated my progress in the Cabinet of Curiosities course for quite some time. Allow me to remedy that this morning. The course has officially ended, but of course I have not yet managed to read all the materials. I have, however, finished several of the stitching projects. First up is a little butterfly pincushion. It is worked using silk thread on a lower count linen fabric. The oddest bit of it for me was tracing the pattern onto the fabric rather than counting out where to place my stitches. I finished it using some gold braid I had originally purchased for another project.
My second project is a scissors case. This one was a bit beyond my skills, to be honest, because it required use of a sewing machine when working with the microsuede. Thank goodness for Mom and her willingness to work with me on projects like this! I love how the gold stitching looks, but I do NOT love stitching with gold thread. I think I am probably too impatient.
And finally, I have a satin pincushion project. I loved the pretty, shiny white silk when I first saw it, but I was afraid that I would hate the experience of stitching on it. Much to my delight, I discovered that it was quite a pleasure to work on, and I did not find dealing with waste canvas (which is how you keep those stitches nice and even) to be so very challenging.
I have allowed my ambition to persuade me that I can and will finish a double casket with reasonable speed. Rumor has it that said casket will be arriving at my house sometime near the end of this year. I can't wait! I have mostly decided how the big stitched panels will look. I hope to stitch two panels on silk satin, and I am thinking I will stitch one panel almost entirely in queen stitches. The next step in this progress will working on a small trinket box. Meanwhile, I'm stitching away on my Adam and Eve reproduction. It's coming along well, I think. Can't wait to share it with y'all in a month or two!
Til next time, stay crafty, my friends.