I think I mentioned I had five projects hanging out in the basket by my chair that need finishing.
Normally, I would be in Williamsburg this week for the annual get-together of like-minded embroiderers and fans of dining out. In fact, last year's event was the last trip I made in 2020, and the last workshop I attended face-to-face, before the New-and-Unpleasant-Normal descended. Obviously, we are not meeting this week in person, but we are having a virtual event. So I am taking a week of vacation so I can Zoom with my friends.
And what better time than this to tackle those five projects, especially as I discovered that there was another member of our merry band who also has a stack of things to put together. I am not alone in enjoying the embroidery, but the sewing together part, not so much.
So this is what has been accomplished thus far:
As of this afternoon, I have the accessory pieces for Emie's Etui assembled. There is a needle book, a thread winder, and the scissors fob, which has a shorter cord than it should because I really don't like long cords on scissors fobs. I'm always afraid I'll cut the cord instead of what I should be cutting. In the interest of full transparency, I say this because I have cut the cord instead of what I should have cut
The rest of the etui, the actual carrying case, is awaiting my needle. I have all the bits and pieces cut out--Betsy Morgan, who designed this set, uses an assembly line approach to putting her sets of smalls together. However, I need to talk to Baby Girl again, since she figured out exactly how to put the carrying case together. Without being able to take the class, I'm not sure I could have done it by myself. I may have mentioned that Baby Girl can visualize things in three dimensions, so she is the perfect person to stitch something like this with.
So, I now have 4 2/3 projects left to assemble. We'll see how far I get this week!