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Stitched – Lorri Birmingham – Sarah Belle Needle Keep

  • Posted on August 7, 2008 at 10:16 am

So, this is the end of little Lorri Birmingham finishes. At least, for now. I have a couple of additional basket toppers that I can stitch up, but they have hardanger doilies that go with them (I’d like to stitch them together) and I don’t know that I feel up to the task without doing some smaller Hardanger projects first. I have had trouble on the last couple of Hardanger projects that required cutting out the design along a buttonhole edge. I’ve cut through the buttonhole stitching on a couple of occasions, so now I have a fear of it. I definitely want to get over that before I take on these pretty doilies, especially since one has a lot of intricate cutting along the edges.

Anyway, here the the Sarah Belle Needle Keep. You’ll see that I had to stitch it twice. The first is stitched as charted (except for some missing gold filament backstitching, which I dismissed as being superfluous), but did not even remotely fit an Altoids tiny tin, which it’s supposed to. So, I had to revise and restitch the design to fit the tin I had. I’m not sure what tin the original was supposed to fit, but mine will work out nicely. And, as you can surely see, the dimensions are very different – a tad wider and definitely shorter!

Now the question is, what to do with the original? I figured that I could either finish it as a scissors fob or a floss tag. The scissors fob might be overkill when I have a matching scissors holder to stitch. Or it could be a lovely addition. I don’t know. What’s your vote? Scissors fob or floss tag? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts.

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