Soooo…I wanted to start something simple…. Not!

     I like having a project going that will take less time then more…this next project “can be that way”….however….it needs to be put together when finished… Many parts….will make up the whole. This project will be long in “finishing” with parts being done one at a time… Okay..I bought all the kit needs for “Carolyn Pearce’s ….Home Sweet Home Embroidered Workbox” many years ago…Janet Granger who does beautiful Miniature Needlepoint decided she would blog about her process in making this box…She inspired me to get started…although she did the items in the box first ..I have decided to do the box itself so therefore the front of the house is first up. Below is the picture of the front when finished. The box is small…the picture makes it look big…I went looking for the finished size …..I am sure it’s in there but just haven’t located it…


     I really like the fact I can make some changes if I want to…. The walls are going to be a pale green silk dupioni backed with a fusible cotton…and the windows are really neat with the old fashioned diamond panes..The window “glass” is a metallic organza that is fused to steam-a-seam lite …the window pattern traced on and cut out then fused on to the silk where the tracings are….Using an air erasable marker…. I was able to get fairly accurate panes using a “Cloud filling stitch”…all the stitches instructions are shown in the book. Next are the frames around the windows which use a stitch called “Portugese border stitch”. This particular stitch is interesting…For me I kinda feel I need to do more to make it look finished…Below is one of the windows with just the organza and The panes finished…Then on to the the frame which will need some mulling over…. so that process will be shown next time…

One thought on “Soooo…I wanted to start something simple…. Not!

  1. Tam

    This will be exquisite when finished. Just the front of the house will be enough. I can’t imagine anything more!


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