Hi Everyone, well, I have been a busy girl, working in the yard, in the house and of course stitching.
My deadline for Sanctuary was Thursday, May 31st, I am thinking that I may not make it!!! I have started the written border and the rapid stitch border, doing both at the same time the fabric is in a hoop. I will definitely have this done within a few days after my deadline!!! I have already pulled my end of June deadline piece(s). Will show them to you when Sanctuary is done.
Thought you all might like to see another love of mine - My Ikebana arrangements. I belong to the local Ikebana group and I take flower arrangement classes once a week. Some materials that I use do come from my yard, but also have to purchase flowers from the store.
Below is a necklace that I am making. It was a pilot class for Marie Campbell which will be taught at the next EGA National Seminar. The picture really doesn't give you a good look at the colors, so hopefully when it is done I can get a better photo.
One of my local EGA groups invited Elizabeth Tellado to teach a workshop for us. It is a small darling bunny purse using the Kelscott handles.
Instead of stitching the design again in the back (which was part of the pattern) I decided to use fabric that coordinated.
Her is a look at the inside of the purse - small pearls are used to anchor the Kelscott handles. I also added a small pocket on the inside. We also made this carrott scissor sheath - and since I had made this cute Fern Ridge 'Jack' scissor fob, I attached it to the rabbit scissors.
A week ago our EGA Chapter had Catherine Jordan come for a lecture and workshop. This is a small needle roll which fits into a small silver etui. A friend who makes jewlery and things from metal made me a small laying tool from a small butter knife. It fits into the Etui!! Will show all when all is done.
Below is several "Button Bags" that I have made for friends and family and my bookclub. This is derived from a pattern by Jackie DuPlessis. This makes for a lovely gift and since I have lots of buttons - it is a good use for the buttons.
Well, off to relax for the afternoon and get some stitching done.
Thank you for visiting ----------- Roberta