Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yesterday I went to the Brisbane Craft and Quilt show, and spent a wonderful morning browsing and trying to absorb the millions of ideas that these places offer. I took a class in silk ribbon embroidery, specifically creating the spider roses pictured above. It was so interesting. I have wanted to try silk ribbon work for ages, but hadn't even figured out how to thread the needle. This class, run by Helen Dafter, showed me the basic ribbon stitch as well as the knack of threading the needle and starting off with ribbon. Now I am so ready to try other projects, especially the gorgeous evening bag on her site.

It has been a busy week for me. I have spent a lot of time at a friend's place, keeping her company and making cups of tea. She is going to be having her twins on Wednesday, and has been in a lot of pain. We had a nice time, sitting together and discussing babies.
I have also finished off Joy Tree. I am really pleased with how it has turned out, and am looking forward to giving it to Christopher's teacher. Samara is anxious for me to start her teacher's gift. I have so many projects planned between now and Christmas. It's kind of exciting to have all these wonderful plans for presents. I just need to remember them all!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That ribbon project is gorgeous!! Good luck to your friend on Wednesday. Hope all goes well with the twins delivery.

Me said...

The ribbon embroidery is lovely. I've been wanting to try it too but I have so many pots on that I haven't given it a thought...makes me want to try badly.

It is fun to have lots on the plate for Christmas, isn't it. Keeps one motivated.

~Velda said...

I LOVE ribbon embroidery! Nice job that looks fantastic! Lovely tree too :)

Lisa (Froggyhead) said...

So beautiful! I was just looking at a book on ribbon embroidery the other day. Yours is so gorgeous. I'm glad you got to take the class.

It's neat that you've already got such a start on Christmas gifts. It's so much fun to make things for other people.

Thanks for your very kind comment on my blog. I hope your friend does well with the delivery. She's lucky to have you for comfort.

Margaret said...

I am just so impressed by the ribbon embroidery!!

hollyday said...

Those roses are so pretty! I'm extremely intimidated by ribbon embroidery, so I stand in awe of your work :). ((hugs))

Daisys Child said...

How unusual your tree is. I like it very much.

Your whole site is lovely and your family are a credit to you.