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Sneak Peeks of Surprise Gifts..

Yes, I have been busy unfortunately my projects have been gifts.. This becomes a problem when trying to keep a blog updated.  Can’t let the surprise out.. but want to share what I am doing..  So here are a couple sneak peaks with the help of my assistants.
tired kitties after an evening of embroidery

tired kitties after an evening of embroidery

So as I sit and embroider I always have a helper or two.  🙂  here are the two sneak peeks..

sneak peak 1

sneak peek 1

and sneak peek 2


sneak peak 2

sneak peek 2

These are my most recent projects and are completed .  They will be posted after they have been  presented.  🙂

Hope everyone has had a productive month.  Many of my friends just attended GW ( an SCA war held in Mississippi)  I wish them all a safe journey home with tales of their adventures.  Time to plan for next year..

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finished corset

The Corset is finished.  I am truly glad I did a prototype first as there are things I will do different for my silk one.  It was a great learning experience and I will post a more complete description in the following weeks.  but here is the  final product.Finished corset on dress form back view finished corset side view finished corset on dress form


So many small fixes to do to the pattern but all in all for my first totally hand sewn one i am happy.

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Needlebooks Galore

Jan 2013 our local SCA group had one of their yearly daytrip events.  A small group of women were asked to hold a special “Rose Tea” .  My friend and I decided to start a group that would focus on organizing luncheons and teas for small groups with in the SCA.  We call ourselves “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Teacups” .  It was important for me to show how much each and everyone of them meant to me as well as how appreciated they were.  I had been playing with blackwork when I stumbled on “German Brickstitch”.    
4 covers to the needlecases   finished needlebook
it wasn’t complete if you have a needle book you need somewhere to store them.. And the madness continues…
Off to the cigar store (they carry empty cigar boxes for a nominal charge and that money goes to the firefighters) picked up four boxes and went home.. ( okay so we also paused to see a movie)  Finally home ,  now what do I do with these.. 🙂
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and we have boxes.. But wait there is more…. though the smell of cigars makes me think of my grandfather,  it really was not something that i wanted to pass on.. so one more addition.
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I added a lavendar Sachet to the mix.  on the right you see a finished box ready to go to its new home.
In the beginning the pictures are sparse but at least there are a couple.. If an more appear I will add them.. 


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