Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anniversary quilt and coif update

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today. A quilt made by my SIL as a 25th anniversary gift for my husband and I. As you can see it is absolutely lovely, and she made it especially with 25 blocks. Cynthia is an incredible quilter and sewer - you can see her work on her blog: Kryotime BTW, if I remember correctly, the name of her blog relates to one of her other pastimes, drag racing.

I've been incredibly busy with homework for 3 courses of an online graduate certificate course, so I've been forgetting to take photos and blog, although I've made sure to have a little time each week for stitching. I did manage to forget to take a good photo of the coif after some goldwork was added, so I just have the cell phone photo below. The in-progress coif is on display at Agecroft Hall as part of an embroidery exhibit, "Woven into English Society: Textile and Embroidery from the 16th and 17th Centuries". If you are anywhere near Richmond, VA, be sure to stop by and see the exhibit and Agecroft Hall. We will probably retrieve the coif in January to finish it off, which is actually hard to believe since it seemed like it would be forever to finish when we started.

It is really amazing watching the coif progress. First the fun of seeing all the colours come together as the flowers are finished, and then the excitement of adding the gold. I really can't wait to see the whole thing finished. It should be beautiful.


Kyrotime said...

Glad the quilt was a surprise, it looks lovely on the bed. Use it & enjoy.
Kyrotime is the name of my studio, it means 'time suspended' I think I'll go work on something for 15mins & an hour can pass by. It only happens when the mind is engaged in a creative mode.
The coif has really progressed since I saw it last, the gold threading really enhances a feeling of rich movement to all the colour. I'm glad to hear your take time from your busy life to still do your beautiful stitching-I bet it puts you in your own kyrotime.
Love Cynthia

Jenny said...

Lucky you. The quilt is beautiful, and so is all that stitching on the coif. Glad you are finding time to stitch in amongst all that study. Congratulations on the 25 years.