Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sweet Baby James by Indigo Rose

Here is my version of Indigo Rose's Sweet Baby James Needle pocket. I say my version because I did it with silks instead of the recommended Wildflowers. She used one variegated Wildflower and three solid shade Wildflowers, and I didn't even know that Wildflowers came in solid colors. But Caron did use the same color numbers so I did it up with the Waterlily Moss and the Soie Crystale solids that matched the Wildflower numbers. I did use the fabric she called for.

The finishing was fairly simple, along the lines of the scissor pocket Allysum with the Dinky Dyes. I really enjoyed the finishing, and the stitching of this piece. My only problem was trying to figure out how "thick" to make the various cordings. (The instructions were for the cording made with the Wildflowers.)

The stitching of this piece is what has kept me calm during my hubby's stay at home, (its been over 2 weeks already) and the ongoing work on the truck. What a mess its been! He comes in covered in grease and oil--I have rags covering the door handles--and as humid as its been, he's consuming a huge amount of water--which necessitates an inordinate amount of bathroom visits. Oh, well, soon the truck will be finished, running well, and back on the road. Then I'm taking a day for myself, reading and stitching, and just whatever I decide I want to do. Sounds good, doesn't it?


Nicole said...

Debs, that is so pretty! You did a wonderful job - Stitching and finishing!

Hope you get that day to yourself soon! Good luck to your hubby! :)

Jacqui said...

That is really pretty. Oh for a day to myself. Good luck to your hubby with the truck. LOL.