At last I have finished my Summer Stitching book and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s about time! The whole thing has been very experimental and I gave myself a no frogging rule so it’s a million miles from perfect but I’m very, very happy with how it has turned out and even more so with the fact that I’ve really made a book, which is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time
We are, currently, in the middle of having some ceilings taken down and re-plastered so our house is full of dust and, outside, gales are blowing so proper photos of this book will have to wait for another post but I’m sharing a few photos now as this was my One Monthly Goal and I would like to link it up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – November Finish Link-up
Also, although I have been stitching the pages since about May, this was the month when I finally turned the whole thing into a book and, having finally accomplished my dream of becoming a bookmaker, I am linking up with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for New to Me!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
13 thoughts on “About Time – Finished at last!”
Celtic Thistle Stitches
What a wonderful New to Me Janine, congratulations !
Great job, looking forward to seeingabit more of it . Good luck with the ceilings and renovations
I can’t wait to see the rest of it! Wonderful!
I’m also looking forward to seeing some more beautiful pages, procrastination peaks and the valley of indecision are wildernesses in which I spend some time!
How perfectly wonderful you have finished your first book, Janine. The little snippets you have shown us do look fabulous. I cannot wait to see photo after glorious photo of this new creation from your gifted hands.
This is such a wonderful idea! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.
How very exciting, Janine! That’s brilliant!
You’ve given us lots of sneaky peeks and I’m looking forward to seeing more!
I loved the sneak peek! I can’t help but wonder about the future of the book. Will grandchildren or great grandchildren or those farther into the future find it and think about their ancestor they never knew and know that you loved to stitch? Surely it will be handed down and treasured, much like my own grandmother’s crochet doilies are. Or the mother I never knew who stitched a beautiful dresser scarf.
How wonderful your book is. And so much work, but it sounds like you had pleasure doing it.
soma @ whimsandfancies.com
No frogging rule was a great idea, Janine! The book looks fantastic. Love the map page.
oh wow, well done! I can’t wait to see the whole thing!
That’s lovely, what a great idea and well done you.
Hope all is well with you.
What a great idea! Love it xxx