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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Satisfaction and Snails

You're probably thinking "what the heck is she thinking and what does it have to do with needlework???"

Satisfaction is finishing another UFO (Unfinished Object) albeit slowly like a snail. It gives me great satisfaction. I will think about the chosen project everyday and can't wait to get some precious time to slip away and work on it, however little. Case in point, this project: Gail Doane's "Liberty Trim Sewing Case". I have no idea when I took the class from Gail, maybe 2-3 years ago. I wanted something to work on while I was teaching at the SAGA Convention a few weeks ago especially since I had some extra time at the hotel for special events bookending the teaching. So I grabbed this one.

I set a goal of one flower a night, and just the flower. Slowly I crept through the 7 flowers. Then I set a goal of the stems and leaves. While at the EGA National Seminar I worked on the monogram and finished it after I came home.
Slowly but surely (like a snail)  I finished the embroidery.

I've worked everyday for the last four days on the case construction. I love the color choices in this kit, especially the  floral Liberty Lawn.
The inside of the case has three zippered pockets and six small pockets. Plenty of room for my stitching essentials.
Here's the finished sewing case.  It took lots of short spurts of time over many days, but it's done. Another UFO out of the box!


  1. Susie, you inspire me to get mine finished... One bit at a time! It's beautiful!

    1. Thank you! That's why I write this blog: to inspire and encourage readers. Happy stitching!

  2. Simply beautiful! I have so many UFO's that I need to finish. Maybe just choosing one to do without any expectation of a quick finish would get me going. You are an inspiration!


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