Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 2013 finishes

So I have been trying to do some finishing as I wait for the coif to come back to be lined and made up.  I don't want to start my Cabinet of Curiosities projects until the coif is finished.  But this sweetbag is sort of a CofC project.  I started it before the class began, but the tent stitch motif lesson inspired me to finish it - as I mentioned in my last post.  I thought to do the background in faux silver but when I did a small test, I realized it would catch on everything and not wear well, so I did it is a light grey silk instead. I was especially happy with the cord and tassels I found to finish it with. 

I picked up this pillow kit at our chapter silent auction.  I made it for my SIL who loves to garden.  It was really easy to stitch so I could watch TV and stitch with no problem.
These are ornaments with a snowflake like motif I designed.  Both are on changable silk dupioni.  I love the silk and all the fun gold threads.  The purple has been made up as well, but I didn't take a photo.  I haven't decided which background colour I like best but I have more of both so I'm going to make some more. The secret n0n-gold thread is Opal Kreinik braid.