Isn’t this lovely? It’s a weighted over-the-arm pincushion and supply caddy from Natalie Chanin’s Alabama Stitch Book. This is the project I took with me on our trip to Nashville to keep my hands busy in the car and late at night. Small, manageable pieces requiring lots of time and love. I’m halfway done now. Would you like a sneak peak?
This time I traced the stitch line with a fine permanent black marker. Rather than stitching with buttonhole thread, as suggested in the book, I’m using doubled regular black thread since I didn’t have time to run to the store before our trip. Worked fine! The outer nude jersey is an old T-shirt and the peak-through fabric is a purple woven from Aria’s Christmas Stocking.
Another work-in-progress. Sigh… I need a finish soon!