Sunday, March 13, 2016

strawberry work

I've finished up the strawberries on my Berry Bandit strawberry frame weight.  I'm happy with how it's looking - it's been such a long time since I did any crewel work I wasn't sure how I would do.  Just the little bees and the blue flowers left.  The flowers are bullion stitch and I haven't done those in years.  I'll do some practicing for sure before I start those. 

My latest toy came in the mail all the way from England last week.  It's the Necessaire Floor Stand from NeedleNeeds.  Two years ago I bought their Millennium Frame and I love it but it just didn't work with my Needlepoint System 3 stand.  So I thought I would give this one a go.  I'm hoping that is my last large purchase of things I need to buy to work on my casket efficiently.  Of course I just remembered I want to put a Swiss musical movement in my casket.  The one I like is $1,000.  I'd love to find one at an estate sale.  I need to start looking for one.  And I need to find it used and much less expensive.  :-) 


marly said...

I enlarged the photo and the thief is looking very nice. Your work is great.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your project is looking super, Margie. Look forward to hearing how you like your new stand.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Your Berry Bandit is really lovely! I can't wait to see it finished. Good luck with your NN stand - I'll be anxious to hear how you like it and hope it makes your casket work easier. I see music boxes at estate sales on occassion. If I know exactly what you were looking for, I'll keep an eye out.

phann son said...

It's wonderful! Lovely finish, Margie!