Friday, June 25, 2010

Lady of Steeles Hand Embroidery Crafts - SS swap part 2

My package has arrived at the other end. I got to send to Janice, one of the group moderators and I decided to spoil her since she is recovering from surgery. Her hand is out of commission which means no stitching (or other things) for a while.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lady of Steeles Hand Embroidery Crafts - SS swap

I got a box in the mail this week. My son helped me open it and it was hot and steamy :) After letting things cool off for a wee while this is what we discovered and oohed and aahed over. Thanks to Linda (who also lives in Tennessee) for making me feel like Christmas had come many times over :) My husband was amazed !!!!
Oh look a tortoise ironing. Might it be a reference to the fact that I joke about being such a slow poke with my projects :)
I don't drink espresso but I love the towel, a great way to visually jump start my brain. The pincushion is made of felt and already comes armed with pins for my next project.
I'm already using the bag for my crochet traveling project and it has been seen out and about a couple of times.
The embroidery on the gardening gloves is gorgeous. Too good to dirty up so maybe I'll have to think up a way of displaying them.
Lots of needles, embroidery thread, a pretty pin and some other fun items. Linda also made the card.
My package is off in the mail and should get there some time next week. I have photographs but they will have to wait.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crochet - grannie square project

It's getting bigger by the minute and will either be a baby blanket or a lap throw depending upon how my fingers feel and the depth of my wallet :)
One advantage of learning with variegated yarn is that you don't have to think too hard about what colors to pick.
Having said that the store does not have the pale yellow or the pale blue so I skipped the yellow they had and am using a darker blue.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Learning to Crochet

Something I've been wanting to do for a looooong time.

I'm using variegated yarn and started out with the big doily. The doll hat is actually a mushroom shaped purse for some sewing supplies :)
I think I have finally conquered making a granny square. This one got ripped out many times over the past week or so but is coming together somewhat. I have another little project in the works but it is a surprise gift so I'm not sharing a photo just yet.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Giveaway - 500th

I'm celebrating my 500th posting at my other blog by doing a giveaway. Hop on over and join in the fun :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Antique Textile Collection - Pineapple doily

This is my favorite piece in my antique crochet collection. I think it is supposed to be the pineapple pattern but don't quote me on that :) I am learning to crochet and I think it will be a long time till I get this good.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Antique Linen Collection - Dinner table cover

In years past it was not uncommon to see tulle type fabric embroidered with beautiful stitching. These large pieces were used to cover a "set for dinner party" table. The above photographs show some of the flowers that were appliqued/embroidered onto the netting. Some show the front, others show the back.