Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Eyeglass Case in Progress

To take my mind off the wait, I started another crazy quilted eyeglass case and made some really good progress on it.

I love the two lace motifs so much that I think I will just leave them as they are, without further embellishments. But I'm leaving that decision for tomorrow. Now it is time to get busy making dinner for tonight and lunch for tomorrow. Rolling sleeves up and off to the kitchen.

Have a lovely afternoon, Everyone!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hardanger Ring Pillow on Hold

After finishing the rose wreath, I found that my hardanger scissors went MIA. I turned the entire studio upside down and also gave it a good shake, but the scissors are nowhere to be found, so I ordered new ones. 

As I wanted them here as soon as possible, I ordered them from Italy instead of the USA.

Big mistake... the store doesn't have them in stock and it will take about three weeks to receive my new scissors.

So this project is on hold until the new scissors arrive or the old ones come out from their hiding place. Whichever happens sooner. 
In the meantime, if you see my scissors, please tell them to come home. Thank you :)

Wishing you all a lovely week,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hardanger Ring Pillow in Progress

For the last few weeks I have been playing with the idea of designing a hardanger ring pillow encrusted with ribbon embroidery and beads.

As the idea went on paper, the encrusted part became more delicate and discreet than planned and that is fine. At the moment I am in the process of adding the ribbon embroidery rose and beaded rose garland and hope to do all the cutting, wrapping and weaving next week.

There is quite a bit of "agony and ecstasy" going on with this piece, more than with any other project I have ever worked on, but we will sort it out somehow, this ring pillow and I, won't we? 

Wishing you all a beautiful day,

Friday, October 5, 2012

Silk'n Roses

This little heart is again one of those things that just happened.

It all started with a heart shaped cardboard tag from my daughter's new dress, that I liked and kept to use as a pattern, and a piece of cream silk satin cut too small for another project 
(I know, measure twice... believe me, I did.)

I stitched the outline of the heart with Portuguese stem stitch using ecru DMC perle cotton no.8 
and from there on roses started blooming... 

I am sooo happy to be stitching again!

Giveaway winners - A smile for...

... James Dean... 

His photo on a café named after him, actually, and to tell you the truth, I am not quite sure how much of my smile was for him and how much for the prospect of having a cup of much needed coffee.
Now don't be too disappointed in me, I do smile at my husband a lot, too :)
But the One who gets most of my smiles is none other than my darling little daughter, who turned 4 yesterday and also helped me with drawing the winners of this giveaway.

There was only one person who guessed the right answer to my question, so the winner of the Rose Garden Moment pendant is

And the name drawn by my daughter from the hat containing the names of all those who left a comment on the giveaway post, the winner of the Ivory Rose pendant, is

Congratulations, ladies and thank you all for playing this little game with me!

Have a lovely weekend, Everyone!

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