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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Dance: Blueberry Pocket

Yesterday I was finally able to assemble the Blueberry Pocket from Periwinkle Promises. I tried to finish it earlier in the week, but found that the lining fabric included in the kit was cut too small. MIL was able to find an appropriate fat quarter in a local fabric shop, and we were back in business! (Thanks, Mom!)

This was a very simple assembly. The sampler had a backstitch border on the left and right, with slightly more decorative Palestrina knots along the top and bottom. The fabric was trimmed 1/2" outside of this border, and the lining fabric was cut the same size. After folding the 1/2" seam allowance back on both pieces, they were stitched together, using small, nearly invisible stitches. The pocket was made simply by folding up the bottom 1/3 and whip-stitching the backstitch borders together on the left and right.

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Pregnancy ticker: 32 weeks, 2 days.
To answer a question from Kathy: No, we still don't know whether BJ ("bundle of joy") is a boy or a girl. A couple of times, I've thought a nurse slipped up (because the answer is in my chart due to an amniocentisis from a few months ago), but then the next will come in and use the opposite pronoun!

10 comments:

Katrina said...

Congrats on the finish! Absolutely gorgeous :-).

Lelia said...

I'm speechless -- just stunning!!! Beautiful stitching & finishing : )

Edy/Grandma said...

So very glad to see your latest posts...I WORRY when I don't see a new one.
Your work amazes me. It is so good. I'm sort of stuck on canvas work and xs, but I admire those who can so what you do.
Edy
NYC

Doris said...

congratulations for the finish!

Stef said...

WOW! Your stitching is beautiful! Congratulations on a perfect finish!

Frontrange Stitcher said...

Very beautiful!

Kathy A. said...

That is so very lovely. What a wonderful job you have done on it!
Ahh, it's to be a surprise! I look forward to your news. Hang in there girl. You are doing a bang up job1

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Liz S. said...

Absolutely stunning. Your stitches are so perfect and even.

Beth in IL said...

Great to see another finish. Glad you seem to be doing well.