I looked through all the projects I had put on my 2021 Bucket List and picked one very last one to start this year. It is the Spanish Sampler Etui from Betsy Morgan.
I started stitching it. It is going to be INVOLVED.
The first step is to stitch all the borders of the box using her own stitch, the Celtic Cross. This is an ingenious stitch and very pretty. And time consuming for how small the thing is because basically every stitch is stitched twice. It will be worth it-it is so nice.
I think the project will go rather quickly once the borders are stitched. But there is a lot of border!
The other issue I foresee is that I think this was a class project that somehow I found a kit for. I hope I can understand how to make it without that additional help in the class. Even placing the parts on the linen is pretty vague: “use the color copy to estimate the placement of the pieces.” Ok. I hope I did it right!
I don’t expect to finish this up this year, but I did want to start it.
I have a couple other Bucket List projects to finish as well:
- The Bargello Roll. My goal is to complete the Bargello stitching this month and FFO it in 2022.
2. The Just Nan Star of Wonder. I will enjoy working on this and finishing it in December. It will be easy.
3. If I have daytime stitching time I will work on the Butterfly Brooch from Jenny Adin Christie. I feel guilty leaving this one undone this year but it requires a lot of concentration and good light, and is not portable. Those limiting factors make it harder to find time for.
So that’s the plan for the end of the year except for a couple gifts and Smalls. Hopefully I can maintain good progress!