HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I wish both My Family and Friends
I VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.
My Sweetie, The Love of My Life relaxing during the holidays.
We have only been married 8 Years but they have been Very Magical and Lovely Years. I pray we have Many More Glorious Years Together.
My this year has passed quickly. As of this month I will be retired "One Whole Year"! It has been a year of great adjustment for me. After being a RN for 36 years it has been difficult to put nursing behind me. I still have the feeling I need to do something in the area of helping children. Any idea please let me know. Thanks
Below is a photo of me when I was visiting Metz France during Easter Break.
I took a Sue Spargo Class back in November of 2011. I finished this project on December 31st 2012. Yes, it took me 13 months plus a couple of months preparing for the class. Below is a photo of a classmate working on her Pomegranate.
My Friend DeEtta has a website called
"Fiddlehead Finery" and she hand dyed all the wool for me specifically for this project. All the colors turn out fantastic.
I also took a class from DeEtta to learn how to do Rug Hooking. Here is a previous posting of photos of DeEtta's lovely Studio. I learn much but still have lots to learn. Below you will see the Hooked Star in the center of the Pomegranate Rug. This was my own design to the rug. I think it made this project unique and mine. VBG What do you all think??
In the photo below you will see an upclose photo of the Hooked Star Rug with lots of embellishments.
Below is an upclose photo of the Pomegranate with lots of beads and fancy creative stitching. I mainly used a book called "The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion" by Yvette Stanton of Australia. This book is excellent and I highly recommend it.
I really like using the "Drizzle Stitch". In the leaf I used this stitch to create the veins. I also used hand dyed velvet for the center of the leaf. I used chenille yarn around all the edges of the leaves and Pomegranate. I found it difficult to stop stitching on this project I enjoyed it so much!!
I used a technique called "Rushing" for the element to connect all the Motif together and then I added lots of beads to make it sparkle.
I do hope everyone is having an lovely holiday season around the world.
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