November 29, 2009

Sunday In The Studio...

Keeping my word with updates...
I'll start with a photo of my finished knitted scarf...The pattern is "Nantucket Scallop", knit in Tilli Thomas' Flurries Hope yarn. It's 100% Australian merino wool with beads. It's really soft in a sweet shade of pink. I really love this pattern.

Yesterday, I finished two machine embroideries for one of my projects. I'm planning to have six different designs by the time I'm done with them. More on these later.

Then, I chose the fabrics for the tote I'm going to be making. Aren't they beautiful? I still have to pick up cords and chord keepers for the pockets, and because I like to have all my materials together before I start, I won't actually cut fabric for this until later in the week. When I do, I plan to finish the tote the same day.

While Miss Ellie was stitching my embroideries, I started another beaded fringe scarf. It's a beautiful steely blue silk yarn with gunmetal gray beads. Talk about "multi-tasking"! (How else am I going to meet my deadlines?)

I forgot to mention that in the middle of all my holiday work, I took on a commission for a young friend. She's getting married in January and asked me to make a few wedding hankies for her.

I've enlisted the services of one of my Linus friends (Adele, a crocheter extraordinaire) to help me with the hand-worked crochet edge, but I've chosen the look for the embroidery and will do that portion before handing off the vintage Irish linen handkerchiefs for her to finish. I'll show you my work on those after I do the first final embroidery on one of the hankies. So far, I only have prototypes on unbleached muslin for placement which I also did yesterday. More on those soon.

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Chacoy pronounced: Sha-coi said...

Goodness Gracious, I thought only young kids had all that "good" energy:)LOL JK Looks like you have been busy on some beauties!
I will be back to see the rest!!

The French Bear said...

I would love to see the hankies, this really intrigues me! I used to make towels with a crocheted border. You amaze me at all the things you are doing. Your fabrics look scrumptious!
Margaret B

Jane said...

I'm tired just reading about all that you are doing!! Everything looks gorgeous as always.
Have a great week.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Your scarf is beautiful! Like the pattern AND the color. That material stack is nice as well. Good for you keeping busy with projects. It's fun, isn't it? ; )

DeeDee said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.....I too multi-task while my embroidery machine is working...Donna I so love your style.....can I come visit so I can learn to knit...I never did learn this....keep going you can do it .....see ya tomorrow gf.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Donna, that scarf is just sooo beautiful! I had to enlarge the picture so I could drool even more! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the fabrics you chose for your tote bags, I can't wait to see them finished! Have a fun day creating more beautiful things! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Claudia said...

That scarf is gorgeous, Donna! You are amazing, my friend.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

The scarf is beautiful! I'd love the pattern! I look forward to seeing the hankies. They sound beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I would give anything to be able to do what you do...I've never been terribly handy with my hands and likley never will.
Gorgeous stuff!

Jen R. said...

I love that fabric! I bet it's going to be wonderful!

Christine Edwards said...

Beautiful scarf...what a lucky recipient. I knew you'd be knocking stuff off that list.


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