I finished up my Floral Glove today! I had no idea when I started this project it would not take months but years. :-) I guess that is the way it turns out sometime. I'm pleased with the overall look of it but I do see room for improvement in my goldwork. I'm looking for a class as we speak.
Here is the inside. There is a needle holder, three little pockets for tools and a pair of scissors fits in between the two pieces in the ultrasuede. Love it.
I spent the last two days attending a Jane Nicholas stumpwork class. What it ever amazing! Jane is a wonderful teacher and I learned so much. I actually made a lot of progress on my piece and I hope to finish it up in the next couple of weeks. This was an important step in being able to complete my casket and it really helped my confidence a lot.
I didn't mean for three months to go by between posts. I was really on a role with stitching and posting but then I really had to get down to business with my eighteen costumes I agreed to do before my families Halloween cruise. And here are photos of some. I'll post more in the days to come as they are scattered all over the place as well as some are still in hard copy and need to be scanned.
I did nine pirates. These were my favorites and we'll be able to use them for every Disney cruise we go on. Only the three kids will need to be replaced every year - the adults will just get upgrades and I feel like it.
The evil queen turned out to be my favorite costume. People stopped my nephews wife in the halls to be photographed with her is was so good. I think my Elsa was one of the better ones there. There were dozens of little girls dressed up like Anna and Elsa.
Of course we had our own Elsa. Here she is with Cruella and Mary Poppins (my niece, great niece and sister).
I'll post the group photos as soon as I have them. It was a blast and so worth the hundreds of hours I put into them since June.