My first finish of 2012! A little sad that it has taken me all the way until April to complete something, but I'm pleased with how my "Rose of Hope" scissor case by Indigo Rose turned out.
I finished the stitching a while ago, but I've not had much time this year to do much stitching and I am a slow 'finisher', so I knew better than to start this when I wouldn't have an afternoon (or in this case--afternoon and part of an evening) to finish it.
The finishing was a little more challenging than I anticipated. It seemed fairly straightforward, but the case has a wool lining that made it a bit bulky to work with. Also, the instructions weren't explicit about the seam allowance and what to do with it. I had to go back and rip things apart when I saw how it was all going to lay out.
I do like finishing with backstitches and then whipstitching the sides together, but there were a lot of layers to work with. It was very slow going.
But here it is. It always amazes me a little how clunky it can appear during the finishing process, but once you tuck away all the unseemly edges and bits that were starting to fray, it ends up looking quite nice.
I decided to stitch my initials the the year over one on the back, but otherwise it is pretty plain.
I love making Spider Web stitches!
Aside from the corners, which are always a little tricky, the stitching looks fairly even. So it was all worth the effort and moments of frustration. I've completed several from this series of smalls that Elegant Stitch sold several years back. I will have to share my finishes thus far sometime soon.
Although I want to keep working on these projects (though small doesn't always mean fast!), I am looking forward to getting back to one of my larger projects now. Hopefully I can start making time for my needlework again. A finis always gives me a little burst of energy!