Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This design is based on an Eastern Indian motif. The shapes are kind of wonky, but I think it works.
Not too many stitches used: chain, buttonhole, colonial knots and the running stitch around the leaves. Pretty simple in fact, so I think it will be appealing to the novice stitcher.
And I topped it off with a very bright pom-pom trim.
Well, I off to make one more delivery before we have to pack it up. Wishing you all a happy day!
at 11:42:00 AM
Sunday, July 10, 2016
I think I purchased this pattern from J. Moshimer , and it was kindly brought to my attention, that it is called "Wentworth".
at 1:31:00 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I enjoy making these pins to sell at the shows. I tend to accumulate an endless supply of scraps as we all do, so these are perfect to use up some tidbits, but certainly not all. I like having small projects to work on, along with the bigger ones that don't required a lot of planning, etc.
It's also a good exercise in "free form" designing and if (when) I screw up, there's very little waste.
|basket of pins to be|
at 9:50:00 AM
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I can never resist buying vintage lace and buttons at thrift stores. I was raised by a Hungarian grandma, who during her "free " moments had either a crochet hook in her hand or a prayer book. So her spirit lives within me still...nearly 60 years later.
I enjoy using these textile treasures with their hidden history and create something (I feel) useful in our times. And in this case; a needle-book. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty persnickety about my needles and they vary for each project. So it's nice to have a "special" case to keep these ready for use.
This case is a test model for a class I'll be teaching in Portland; a "make and take" class. But now I have to make another one to track my time, to make sure I schedule the time correctly. What will I ever do with 2 needle-cases?!!!
All of the stitches used are pretty basic: fly, chain, buttonhole and colonial knots.
at 8:59:00 AM
Friday, May 20, 2016
at 4:51:00 PM