Friday, January 31, 2014

Baby Daygown

Just finished this baby dress. Its pale yellow with white lace
and white embroidery.
A custom order going to Texas.

She is having her daughter's first birthday photos taken
in the Texas bluebonnets.
Isn't that a great idea?!

Just wanted to share. Love, Linda

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Cloth is Finished!

It seems like I have been working on this project for years!
It all started with a class from Karen Ruane
at Contemporary Embroidery (here)
where I started this Wrapping Cloth.
then a Lace Class, and now on my third
"Fly on the Wall" experience called Simply Stitch 3
I have finally finished THE CLOTH.

A French Knot frenzy - The "D" is for Dorothy, my mom.
Karen works mostly in white, which I love,
combining vintage lace with lots of stitching.
Her classes are videos, and are entertaining, as well as instructive.
(She drinks her coffee right over her work, which is hair-raising.)
She doesn't mind making a mistake, because it gives
an opportunity to show "what Not to do." The "fly on the wall"
experience takes us right into her creative process.

 Beginners feel comfortable, because only a few different stitches are used.
Some cutwork, below.

 French Knots over lace.
 Julia and Gladys were my grandmothers.
This was a hankie, now embellished with stitching.
 My initial "L" in cross stitch.

Hope you enjoyed it! Love, Linda