Monday, August 17, 2009

Purple Progress

I spent a portion of last week here:

Yesterday was my vacation, and I spent a bunch of it sewing on the mirror & beads for the purple embroidery:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Something Finished!

Last night, I finally finished a sample/project I started less than three years ago:
It is a paramecium doily.

How did that happen, you may ask.

I had some variegated embroidery floss I was itching to use. I looked about for a scrap of cloth, and lo, there was a scrap of blue linen a clever friend had used as giftwrap. The scrap of linen was vaguely reminiscent of a paisley, and I think paisleys are like paramecia. Obvious, yes?

The really time-consuming part was the obsessive needle-lace buttonholing around the edge. Around and around and around...