February 18, 2010

Potpourri...

I told you I finished the shawl yesterday.
Here are photos of my finished work for you to see...
front and back.
I used "invisible thread", which is like sewing with
a fine fishing line, to attach all of the individual drops
to the beaded diamonds.
And my exciting news about this shawl is that it's sold! I wrapped it up today and it's on its way to a beautiful woman in the Dominican Republic. (Her husband has been visiting for the past few days and he wanted to give it to her as a late Valentine's gift.) He's been watching me finish it - wanting to purchase it - but he didn't know how to ask. When I said a couple nights ago that I was going to be selling it, he took note. I showed it to Handsome, his brother and this friend this morning and that's when he said, "You said you're going to sell it?" I replied that I was. Then he said, "Well, Donna, I'd really like to buy it for my wife." Can you imagine how honored I was? Really!

After finishing the shawl, I tackled a totally joyful project that I want to show you. It's a cowl made from the beautiful yarn I showed you last week. Here it is...
I really loved knitting this piece and have put it into the Boutique for sale! Here are a couple other views...
So, what do you think?
I really love the colors...and the whimsy of this piece.

Hmmmmm, now to decide what I want to do next! Isn't that always the fun part?
Don't forget about my 300th Post Giveaway.
I've added another gift package to the mix.
More giveaway goodness for a lucky someone.
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15 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

While the shawl is glorious, that cowl has me wondering if you have a lay-away plan! Ultra dreamy!

Goodnight, sweet friend!

Anne

fireythreads said...

the shawl is great and love the beading on the edge I have added beading to soem items but not to that degreee mabe the nextr shawl which I have to get a move on with

DeeDee said...

wow...barley got to enjoy it before it moved on...You go girl...

I so love the cowl...that yarn is totally awesome..I am going to Colorado Springs in June to a shop where they make wool yarns and teach felting and other wool crafts...I hope I see some yarn like this...

your added goodies are precious too...

don't know how you do it all my friend...

whats the next project we will see...?

Jules said...

Hello, I have just read Shell's latest post at the Raspberry Rabbits and recognised your picture as one of the very kind people who is following my blog! I must have been lost in the clouds when you did, and I am so cross as I have been missing out on your delightful blog. But I have rectified that now, thanks to Shell! looking forward to following and seeing more of your beautiful work too!
Jules

Deb said...

That shawl is just so stunning. I can't believe you sold it with all the work that went into it. A friend of mine made one similar and I know that it took a lot of time and patience. Love your cowl too. Really a fantastic finish and such an eye catcher!!

Sharon said...

Donna go to my blog! There is a message there for you.Sharon Sorry to be so short but I am late for a meeting!

Nanbon44 said...

Love the shaw,you are so talented. I just wanted to let you know that your prize is in the mail.

Shirley said...

I do love both your shawl and cowl. I was amazed at how soft the cowl looks because of the yarn you used. Take care.

Gracie Jewellery said...

That shawl is a work of art. Very lucky lady will be receiving it.

Createology said...

Your shawl is beautiful and what a wonderful gift from a husband to his wife. Also your cowl is amazing. I am so enjoying your blog. Keep creating...

Lululiz said...

Stunningly beautiful, how can you bear to part with such a gorgeous creation?

Michelle (Shell) May said...

That is gorgeous! Oh man!
yf,
shell

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG and LEAVING A COMMENT!

I LOVE YOUR SHAWL. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED.

CHEERS, JUDY

Mare said...

Beautiful work on both projects. How very special and sweet for himself to have bought it for his wife.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I am getting caught up with you and am so happy to see these beautiful items! Congratulations on the gorgeous shawl! It is breathtaking! The lady who receives it is going to be so pleased. The cowl is prettier than I imagined! So unique and whimsical. Twyla

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