May 12, 2014

On the edge

Hello people.  During a chore break I popped a few Dove chocolates and quickly browsed Pinterest.  A stitch I had not heard of, the Palestrina stitch, caught my eye.  Of course the detailed instructions came from the best online source of stitches, Needle 'n Thread. 
This looks like a great method for a finished edge, whether used to close the seam or added to a sewn seam.
 
 
Here's what the finished edge looks like (from her website) and you can find more about it here.
 
 
My house project ran into more snags (big surprise) when I found more split and lifted wood in the doors.  We fixed the miter but can't budge the crack to glue and clamp. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I ordered 16 1/4" width and one of them is.  The other three are close to 16 1/2". Dominic made the cabinets for 16 1/4" doors, but I'm sure they will be fine.  If not, we'll get some hot dogs for the fire.  I'm making progress and had them work on the paint color which came out about 15 shades darker than the sample.  I bought the new water borne alkyd and it's wonderful, but I may end up with latex. 
Some progress made on the BBD sampler.  First time I ever did the square stitch (that's what I call the 4-sided stitch), that I can remember anyway.  It's not a tedious stitch but I'm glad to be on the eyelets and back to the crosses.  Aging this when finished will probably be with the pearl gray Rit instead of walnut or browns.  This linen is a warm color and I would prefer to tone it down.  The dividing bands between the square stitch are charted the same but I did a regular cross because as usual, I wasn't paying attention. I don't care for the pink and 3860 together in the double band so tried gray half way through and will probably remove the 3860.
I did get a new printer but haven't added it to the network or tried the colors.  I found some large really nice lined notebooks that I would love to label.  Most of the week will be finalizing the counter tops, browsing and choosing a sink and faucet, (all online and unseen since we have nothing around here) and will end with another hospital trip for sis.  She has to have the cardioversion done early Friday.
Be good and stay safe.
Have a good week and thanks for visiting.
 
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15 comments:

Margaret said...

Hope your sister's hospital visit is successful. So many trials and tribulations with these cabinets! Ugh. Love your BBD progress!

cucki said...

Oh dear..
Sending you blessings and love x

Vickie said...

grrr! These cabinets are making ME mental.
Still praying for sis.

Robin said...

You are making good progress with your sampler, Marly! Wishing your sister a successful procedure and speedy recovery.

Robin in Virginia

Shirlee said...

Things are moving along. Praying that all goes well for your sis.

donna said...

I finally figured out that I could post a comment through Blogger, Bloglovin will not let me, so I'm happy! when there is a will...!!!! Love the edge thanks for sharing that info, I"m having a new kitchen built too and getting ready to shop counter tops, sinks, appliances, paint, etc... so I've been researching all of your kitchen posts! Thank you for all the info. I hope all goes well for your sister.

Mary said...

Good thoughts your way for your sister. I like the sound of "they will probably be fine" learn to except...grasshopper....be calm all will be well. Sampler looking good.

Carol said...

Sounds like you're at least making some progress--hope the doors work out and don't end up as fuel for the hot dog roast :) Your sampler is looking great--I like the four-sided stitch letters...

Thinking of your sister on Friday, Marly--I do hope all goes well!

Barb said...

That is a very pretty edge. What a pain about your miters!! I will send your sister good thoughts!!

Maggee said...

I pray that your sister's procedure goes well, and she recovers quickly! Grrrrr... those corners are not good! And I know you paid a pretty penny for them! I'm with Vickie--they are making ME crazy!!

Truus said...

Thanks for sharing this Palestrinastitch-nice for a biscornu.
Love your sampler and good luck with your doors.Hope your sister get well soon.
Enjoy your stories!
greetings,Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

Saying prayers for your sister. I hope everything goes well for her.
I love your new header.. Your bench and bucket are soooo nice..
Beautiful finish on your bench.
I'll be thinking about you and your sister on Friday.
Charlotte in Virginia

Sandra Sullivan said...

Hope your sister has a successful procedure. She has been through enough.

Pam in IL said...

Thinking of you and your sister. My mom was nervous about the cardioversion she had a couple of years ago, but she did well with the procedure. I am praying that you sister will also do well.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Hope all goes well with your sisters procedure Marly, sending healing energy and positive thoughts. Love the new stitch and thanks for the link and boo about your cabinet doors, hope you don't need to buy any hot dogs! Love the new blog header too, great photo.

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