If you read these posts, you are probably tired of this. Well me too! I finally finished it off using the "pillow case" method (sew right sides together and turn inside out) by leaving a slit at the spine area. I sewed tabs there so I could attatch the felt pages. I cut and inserted cardboard for the front and back covers, stitched on the button and tassel and then turned the hem of the tabs and sewed the "felt" pages between.
This is the inside...... I'm pleased as this was my first attempt at any kind of book. I had sewn simple covers for paperbacks and textbooks but nothing with any insertions or hard cover. I was going to do pockets front and back, but invisioned them being crooked and that would have ruined it all for me ... I am learning how to avoid disappointment by not pushing a good thing.... its taken me 48 years to learn that lesson. LOL
I made it into a card by fusing it to Tyvek (along with coordinating fabrics inside and back.) I used Pigma pens on a piece of heavy linen for the greeting inside and stitched it down. Simple floss tied the back and front together. For the zigzagged edge work I did not shorten my stitch length as I should have. Now I know better for the next time. (This is it lying open and flat).
I must include a couple of nature pics. My husband found this guy in the corn bag in the garage. He is no worse for wear and still eating corn, but at the feeder. Less complicated for him there, don't ya think? (My nephews name is Jay and the bird and the boy have much in common as far as the activity and noise goes).
This is the snow that fell last night. A good 4" here and thankfully not the 8-12" they had predicted. It is a wet snow and clinging to the trees. Its very pretty and I felt that "Christmas/holiday feeling" when I got up.
We went into town for a couple errands this morn. On Friday I was at St Vincents and saw what I thought was a featherweight sewing table. Until I measured it I could not be sure as those tables were made for different Singer machines. I measured mine and thought I would check it today but as you can only guess.... GONE. It was only $5 compared to the $100 on Ebay. I should have got it when I saw it but did not want to HEAR my husband if it turned out to be a bad purchase. Even $5 would not have been worth that. (Another thing I have learned in these 48 years, LOL).
Hmmmmm..... what to start from my list now ???