Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 26 – Fully Finished Princess Carriage

Greetings on this Super Bowl Sunday! What team are you rooting for? As a Philly girl I am required to root for the Eagles, but since I am not a football fan, I will be sitting next to my husband stitching while he watches the game. My plan is to work on the lovely Toucans that arrived in my mailbox this week, the February block of the Into The Jungle SAL from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. They are adorable, make sure to look for my weekly update on Wednesday to see how they turn out. In the meantime, I have decided to change the structure of my Sunday posts, to give myself the freedom to have some flexibility and variety to what I write about and share. So for this week, I’d like to share an FFO (Fully Finished Object)!

This year I am focusing on fully finishing my pieces. Stitching is my therapy and because of that, I stitch for myself. Which means, that every pattern and piece is something that I love and enjoy. Now I have all this joy sitting in a bin waiting to be turned into something. My goal is to set aside time each month to work on finishing up my pieces. To get things rolling, I choose a fairly easy finish, but a technique that I have not done in the past. If you recall, back in December I had finished stitching my Princess Carriage from Mill Hill’s Autumn Collection. Here are a few progress pictures:

This was the first ever Mill Hill kit that I completed and I really struggled in the beginning to get the hang of working with perforated paper. Once I figured that out, though, I really enjoyed working the pattern & loved how the carriage came together once I added the beads. The kit came with a magnet, so I finished the Princess Carriage as a magnet using scrapbook paper for the backing. I was very nervous cutting the perforated paper, so it probably took me twice as long as it should. Also, I still don’t like how the backing paper shows at the perimeter so I may go back in with sharper scissors later. For now, here it is:

Currently, my Princess Carriage is decorating my rolling cart, but I may have to start a dedicated area once I have more finished, as this piece will be remembered as the piece that spawned my addiction to Mill Hill kits.

That’s all for now I hope you have a great week

and thanks for taking the time to read my post.


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