This week was fairly productive, but I am not at all sure I like the results, starting with the thimble. I made a mistake, using three strands of brown for the French knots instead of two strands. I didn’t figure this out until it was all done, and I don’t think I want to pick it out and do it over. I don’t think I stitched it well either, the cream just does not look as smooth as the gold and the leaves.
While I had the needle threaded with gold, I started on the tape measure. Here again, I am not really happy with the contrast. The pattern calls for the gold with the cream, but it seems to be a lot more visible on the pattern sheet than it is stitched out.
The pins got some attention.
And I was able to get a little farther on the buttons, just working with colors left on the needle as I worked on the thimble.
I am hoping to be done with the stitching by Thanksgiving weekend. I plan to finish them differently than the kit wants. I don’t want to mount them on cardboard, instead I plan to sew the front to the backings and stuff them.
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