Working has its disadvantages like no stitching and no blogging! But I'm back even though I will probably be working next week too. Ok so here goes - quite a few pictures to show you.
asked me about the fob she spied hanging off the basket from which I drew the names for the Quaker biscornu draw. Here is photos of both the back and front. I stitched this at "Stitching in the Garden" a CA Wells' class held in Cape Cod in 2002. It was originally attached to a pencil but I removed it so I could hang from one of my Nantucket baskets. The back is a silk fabric with an embroidered bee on it. There was also another fob hanging from the basket which I will show you another time.
Next up is a Christmas ornament which I stitched a couple of weeks ago and, if you remember, I did give you a tiny glimpse of it. I finished this off today. It's the fob from Sampler Cove's Rhapsody in Red III which I amended into an ornament. The ribbon was a bit thick to do the ruching around the edge but I think it looks ok and I know my friend will appreciate it. It's stitched on my favorite white 35ct Brussels linen with a red and green Splendor silk thread.
I also finished my piece for Jayne's Attic Monthly Finishing Challenge but I cannot show any photos until the reveal day on July 27.
This is The Stitching Parlor's "My First Sewing Box and Scissor Fob" pattern with the fabric, threads and the Whitman's tin to finish it. These are not usually colours I would choose but I am looking forward to doing something different.
Cathy from Golden Needle also asked me if I would stitch for the Habitat
project. Lizzie Kate donated the patterns, another customer donated the fabric so all I had to do was supply the DMC threads and my time for stitching. It was a quick stitch on 14ct Rustico. It's a long time since I have stitched on Aida fabric. These pieces are going to made into banners for those people who were made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Cathy also enclosed a second piece of fabric and pattern for Kirby to stitch one too which I am sure she will do once she returns from her girly trip to Majorca.
Last Wednesday evening was our Stitch-n-Bitch group meeting. It was a bit of an effort to go but I am so glad I did as we had a great time and I managed to stitch some more on Mindi's QFRR
piece. It won't be too long before this is ready to be mailed on.
While I was there a pair of the Dovo scissors again caught my attention so I decided to treat myself - check out the top two pictures - aren't they just gorgeous?
Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend
Labels: CA Wells, Christmas, Quaker Friendship Round Robin, Scissors, Stash