Last night my friend Meredith gave me a wonderful going away gift when our knitting group gathered over pizza. Although I’m not moving for a couple of weeks yet, we wanted to share a meal together before I leave.
Meredith totally surprised me with this gorgeous cashmere scarf. I think she said the lace pattern is Crane’s Nest. I’ll have to check with her again to be sure.
We’ve been watching her knit on this for several weeks, and have been admiring it. I was so surprised and feel so blessed to receive such a gracious gift. I know I’m going to wear it a lot–it’s my color–and it will be such a nice reminder of a good friend I’ve made through knitting in Taos. Thank you, Meredith!
I worked a bit yesterday on my May TIF project which has been neglected most of the month. I knew I wanted to add some embroidery embellishment to this gel print I made on cotton fabric, but couldn’t quite figure out what to do. Size is 9″ x 13″.
I was going through my beads and found some dark blue sequins. While dark blue is not in this month’s palette I decided to add them anyway.
I just picked up the piece and started putting them on without any plan. Then I started adding some seed stitching. It’s kind of hard to see on the photos. Even the close up doesn’t show the stitching too well, but I’m using a sort of amethyst shade plus a light blue. If you really look hard you can see the amethyst stitching.
You also can’t tell from the picture that there is a lovely sparkle and sheen to this piece from the metallic copper paint I used on the gel print.
It’s much prettier than the pictures portray, and I think I’m going to really like it when it’s finished.
I’m going to add a little more of the light blue and some medium blue stitching, also. This piece is going to be the cover for a small journal that I will use to show what I mean when I say I am a fiber artist.