Sunday, April 7, 2013

Where does the time go???

I can't believe it's going on 3 months since I posted last. Sadly, that means my goal of posting this year  more has fallen by the wayside. This "blogging" takes much more time than originally anticipated. By the time I get my projects ironed, take photos, download, write copy, upload photos, work the "quirks" out of blogger and post...hours have passed!!! I always say to myself..."I could have been stitching" but I do so enjoy sharing this passion of mine with like minded people. So I will try harder to keep up, but please forgive me if I fall short.

Before I go further, I do have to share some wonderful news .I entered two pieces for the first time at Woodlawn and won a first place ribbon for Blackwork in the Counted Thread division. I am so tickled with this honor and, thrilled as I am, I am also humbled to be in the company of such accomplished needlewomen. The caliber of work was amazing and a true sight to inspiring to have so much talent in one place.
The piece I won for (I've showed it in previous posts from early 2012) is The Regal Bee by Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes. Here is a photo with my blue ribbon!

Now that I've come down off my cloud, on to my recent work. I have been busy stitching for my two classes with Sherri Jones in two weeks. I have completed the pre-stitching for Hare Pyns and have a small amount left to do on the Blue Ribbon Sewing Box.  The classes are in two weeks, so I'm in pretty good shape.

Here are the pieces for Hare Pyns:
Stitchers pocket

Pin Keep and Scissor Fob
The Pin Keep will go where there is an open space on the pocket

Needle Cover and Scissor Sheath

I got this piece back in 2007 when I was an "away" member of the Kindred Spirits Guild and it has been languishing in my stash since. When I heard Sherri was teaching it at Salty Yarns, along with The Blue Ribbon box, I was determined to get it done and audit the finishing class. I've put 81 hours in to the stitching alone, a lot going towards doing the background stitching. I wasn't sure, at first, if that would be worth the extra effort, but it definitely was. The Florentine section made up for that as it went fairly quickly. Now I can't wait to learn Sherri's finishing techniques and get it all put together.

Since I still have a small amount left on the Blue Ribbon box, I'll post pics of that next time. I have also managed to squeeze in some work on a couple other "fun" stitches. Will share them too soon....I hope.

But for now, that's it! 

Thanks for visiting and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Congratulations on your blue ribbon! Your Regal Bee is fabulous.

    You will thoroughly enjoy your class with Sherri Jones. Just having the stitching done is an accomplishment!

  2. Congratulations on your blue ribbon! That pieces is awesome.

    And, you're ready for class! I can't wait until I get that far.

  3. I was so happy to see a post from you this morning! Congratulations on your ribbon! It is a stunning piece and your stitching is exquisite. I have adminred the Hare Pyns project for a long time but have never had the opportunity to take it. I hope you enjoy your class.

  4. Just met you tonight at the reception, and wanted to tell you how much I admired your work at Woodlawn when I was there. Just beautiful!