Friday, April 15, 2011

IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL WEEK

Not only did the sun shine, the painters finish on time and my house is back together again......my good stitching friend, Ann has been here for the past week. Ann was here to teach two classes in Latvian Embroidery for our guild.  I attended one, its such a long time since I have done a class, but it was great and my piece is progressing slowly.
But what was so special was the time we had together, sharing ideas and things we had found during the past few months, with discussions going late into the evenings and always when we get together we stitch a small project last time it was the pincushions with the bullion stitch roses.

This time we stitched scissor fobs, my latest design was a pomegranate, this was created for a challenge for our Stitching Friends Group.... the challenge asked for a scissor fob with at least 25 french knots.
My first one was stitched with pink silk, french knots? sometimes I think I stitch colonial knots! and beads. and has gone to one of the group.

For the ones we stitched this week, Ann chose a deep wine silk and I made mine in soft apricot.
Here are close up views of our fobs. There is also plans to stitch these at guild next week. I have written basic instructions for making them and if anyone is interested making one email me and I am happy to share.



8 comments:

Lynn B said...

Hi Lee,

I just love your stitching, you are so talented! I particularly love the finished pocket in the previous post and this little bullion knots cushion is gorgeous!

I always look forward to your posts.

Catherine said...

Oh my! I love your pomegranate fobs!!

Annie said...

I am continually amazed by the creative finishing that you do. And the stitches are always so perfect! French knots are the bane of my existence with bullion knots a close second!

Mouse said...

ohhh my .... so lovely :) will have to have lots more practice to catch up to your standard .. stunning :) love mouse xxxx

StitchCat said...

The pomegranates look great, I love stumpwork. I have a couple of Jane Nicholas' books. Great stuff.

pam said...

WOW, these are realy something, as is the pocket fromt the previous post. Your work is far above mine.

Lee Albrecht said...

Fiquei muito contente em conhecer hoje o seu blog! Meu pai veio da Letônia para o Brasil.
Seu trabalho é maravilhoso e a combinação de várias técnicas deixa deslumbrante!

shweta said...

hi lee,
amazing lee
i dont have words to express, your bullion stich cushion is ..... really beautiful.
shweta