Very appropriate title for this finish; you see, it took me nearly the entire day yesterday to do the finishing on this project. Granted, I had others things going on too -- cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, etc. (the normal things that always have to be done on the weekend ---but much of my time was dedicated to this beautiful little project.
This was a class offered through the Shining Needle Society. I have only done one or two other classes with them; I really should do more. It's an economical way to complete projects with great designers without the travel and lodging costs. And, you can work at your own pace. I do admit though, it's a lot of fun meeting them in person!
The project is called Rhapsody in Blue and it was designed by Jackie du Plessis. I met Jackie last summer at the Needlework Guild of Minnesota retreat. She is a special lady and a very talented needleworker and finisher. The design ideas she comes up with are amazing.
Without further ado...
It's a sewing pouch or purse made from beautiful midnight blue silk. The top is stitched. That little tab on the front helps to keep the lid closed (there's a magnet inside. There are two handles on either side made from twisted cord.
Here's a better shot of the top; the linen color is a little more accurate in this photo.
Many of Jackie's projects are stitched over one; to my delight, much of this project was stitched over two!
Both sides of the lid flip up to reveal a little needle page made from doctor's flannel. Can you see it? I must remember to add a needle to it today!
And here's the inside of the pouch. Not completely finished though. I need to tack the lid to the pouch in the back center...I have some questions about how to do that, so will complete that later. There is a small Hedebo covered ring that also gets attached in this spot.
Tomorrow we will receive the finishing instructions for the smalls that complete this set. I can hardly wait!
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