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.