I took part in a mystery SAL last year. It was my first SAL, and Carol at iStitch did a wonderful job designing and monitoring the projects.
My project was fraught with high drama (I might be slightly exaggerating...). As I’ve said in previous posts, I had misgivings about the variegated floss color I chose. Even so, I forged forward and finished the stitching.
For the past couple months, I’ve been trying to finish-finish it. Finding a coordinating fabric that I
Next, I started out staining the box a nice maple color. The
Then, I sewed together the pin pillow. I inadvertently stitched it on a piece of linen slightly smaller than I should have. When I “installed” it into the box, there were gaping trenches around the entire thing. Gawd! What to do, what to do? Cover it up, that’s what! Cover it up, I did.
As an afterthought, I went back to Carol’s tutorial that she so graciously put together. Ack! She said not to overstuff the pillow. Guess what I did? Yep, I overstuffed. Since I’d already glued the thing in the box, there was nothing to be done to resolve the case of the chubby pillow.
I’m glad I stuck with this project because I really do like how it turned out. Behold...
Fabric: 22ct Zweigert Linen
Fiber: Anchor 1315
Embellishments: Ribbon Trim
Despite the trials and tribulations, an awesome finish emerged!
Until next time,