Monday, January 15, 2007

Lapel pins

Back in October at the EGA National Seminar, I took a one day course from Marsha Papay-Gomola to learn stumpwork and make the Autumn Lapel Pin (left). I made it as a gift for my mother. When it was done, my daughter told me I needed to make her a pin for each season so I designed and stitched the Christmas pin with holly, ivy and mistletoe. It was great fun. Now I'm working on a tulip which you can see the start of below. Today I realized that even with a couple of tulip leaves, the wire stem, which will be covered in florist's tape, will still show and I think it will be too thich if I try to stitch around it. So I'm thinking of a bunch of forget-me-nots to cover the stem. I'll post photos soon since I'm on the last tulip petal.

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