Ann and I both stitch the same sorts of things , we are always sharing new ideas or bouncing thoughts from one to the other, so when it came to deciding what to stitch for her special birthday, it was hard to find a small item to stitch that she would not have seen. I finally settled for a scissor holder, quite different, I used the basic idea and added my own choice of designs. It was the type of mounting that
appealed to me about this piece.
Living in a small country town means limited embroidery supplies here, I have the full range of DMC but other threads I have to send away for. Sherelyn of Heirlooms in Napier sent me a selection of silks to choose from, that was hard they were all so lovely. I chose the Thread Gather silk Thread Dried Roses for the satin stitch diamonds round the edge and with it DMC 3726 , I would like to use this combination again sometime as I was pleased with the result.
You may recognise the design on the pocket, I have shown it sometime ago stitched on a Thread Tag, I reversed the pattern so it would be facing the correct way to fit on the pocket.
I am about to go to Junior Embroiderers group, they are all busy working on their pieces for the coming Regional Exhibition. Most of them are doing Blackwork, we did a piece of blackwork earlier in the year and it was great to see how well they coped stitching it. I also have a group of Ladies who travel down from New Plymouth once a month to study with me, mostly count thread work and currently some of them are stitching my blackwork sampler. Will share photos of this soon of that sampler which I am happy to share with others.