Sunday, January 7, 2018

Post number two - Student Work

I know two posts in one day, what is this world coming to. I wanted this fabulous work from Elma, one of my embroidery students to stand alone so it didn't get lost with all of the other things that I posted today.
She sent me photos of her Jewel Box Bag. She did a great job of embroidering it with a couple of nice changes and then she also did the finishing. It is always so much fun to see a class piece finished.
I know that some of the pieces from classes do get done. I also know there are lots of them just setting in a bag waiting for the right moment. I must confess that I have a number of UFOs from classes that I have taken that are tucked away waiting for a future finish.

Not only did she finish the bag but I gave the class a bonus pattern of a blackwork biscornu and she stitched and finished that also.  Note the great colors that she used for hers. So much better than basic black and white.

So hats of to Elma for her finishes.

Catching up on several fronts

I have been needing to update a few things and so am going to put several unrelated pictures here with a bit about them.
I have been collecting a type of glass that is Early American Pressed Glass. I only collect the pattern called Utah or Twinkle Star. It is fairly simple, just clear with a few stars but I like it. It is hard to find but I do have quite a number of different pieces. Unless I have several of the same piece, I try to buy it whenever I find it.This is a wine glass that I just purchased.

I like to make dolls occasionally  and bought the pattern for this one several years ago and just finished it in time for the holidays. It is truly a Jolly Old Elf.

I have been trying to work on Faith, Hope and Charity for a couple of weeks every month and here is the progress to date. I am excited to see it grow. One of the customers at the shop brought in an "over one" embroidery that took her 12 years to finish but I am hopeful that I can finish before that many years but it you count from the date I started it might be that long.

I have started on the trinket box that is part of the Cabinet of Curiosities class that I am working on. Two side done and two more plus the top to go. Then comes the assembly.....going to have to study up on that before I glue anything together.