Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday's Progress

Well, the battery has recharged so here's a photo of Riona's Bookshelf bookmark that should have appeared in yesterday's post.  I also resumed work on a larger finish: a tote bag that I abandoned last winter when both of  my sewing machines conspired against me and quit functioning.  [Aside: Why do appliances always die in multiples of two or three instead of a manageable one at a time?]  I'll wait to provide a photo till I complete the tote.  I am getting to the point in my finishing crusade where all the items in the basket are larger and more complicated projects but I will be enjoying a staycation shortly and should be able to get some sewing done while I have all those lovely hours to myself.  I hope to post lots of photos of finished items during the remainder of July and the beginning of August.  


And I managed this small finish: The Spring Basket scissor fob.  Every so often I feel the impulse to do a beaded trim finish.  As it happened, I had an abundance of lavender beads - more than enough to trim this otherwise simple little scissor fob.

As to actual stitching, I am moving along on Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie but want to finish the text before posting a photo.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Excellent work! That scissor fob looks beautiful!!! The beads add an extra something I think :)

Happy Stitching

Vickie said...

Love YOUR bookmark. The beaded trim is fabulous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are fantastic finishes Riona!

Mary said...

Riona, I'm thinking that there is a bit of ribbon embroidery on that bookmark - very nice!

Mary in MN

Abbie said...

Riona, Beautiful finishes. The bead work on your scissor fob is gorgeous. Very pretty. Enjoy reading your blog.

riona said...

Mary, No there is no ribbon embroidery in this piece ... ribbon embroidery is one textile art that I haven't yet mastered. I have done some, but my results tend to be inconsistent: sometimes lovely and sometimes disastrous.

riona said...

Actually I am not so much stitching up a storm as finishing up a storm. With the exception of the JBW Tree Sampler, all the pieces were stitched quite some time ago. I just got around to the sewing or assembly finishes this past week!