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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Weekend Stitching: I Actually Made Some Progress!


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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to devote a “chunk” of time to stitching. Yesterday, I actually made some progress on the Floral Glove project! I’m not finished yet by a long shot, but I did at least finish the top half of the piece, which is a relief. I’m hoping desperately to get the Blackwork Fish and the Floral Glove finished by the end of this week, so that I can move on to arranging a few other projects before we take off on our little road trip. And, hanging over my head like a low, dark cloud, there’s also the riffemrackemfrickemfrackem studio that needs cleaning and organizing this week! (More on that, later!)

In the meantime, here’s an ever-so-brief update of the project:

Floral Glove Needle Case embroidered in silk and gold

The top part came off pretty well, I think – I like it a lot, actually! Photos don’t quite do justice to the sparkle of the gold or the sheen of the silk, but eventually, I’ll get an outdoor shot in the sunshine.

Floral Glove Needle Case embroidered in silk and gold

I’m pretty sure I probably did the pearls wrong, but I like the way they turned out. I like the mound. I used the gold couching thread to attach them. I don’t know if that was correct, but it’s the only thread I had on hand that fit through the holes in the pearls. And I don’t mind the gold thread showing – I like it, actually. Had I thought about it, I might have filled the center with the gold soie de paris, so that a bit of that showed through, too.

Well, wish me luck on finishing this project this week! I’ll need it! (Better yet, wish me luck cleaning the studio….!!!!)


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  1. This is perfect!

    I’m so glad when I’ve read you are planning to visit Winterthur! I still feel sorrow not stopping in – but if you go there we’ll have a great post about I’m sure !

    Once again I’ve used one of your monograms for my grand-niece linen towel – Thank you so much, Mary! and good luck on finishing this project and cleaning the studio as well…

  2. Hi Mary,

    I agree with Anna – I love the Floral glove project! The combination of silk and gold is so beautiful. It’s on my radar to do in the fall. Can’t wait to see it finished!


  3. Dear Mary,

    Just wanted to say again thank you so much for sharing your work and thoughts with us. I am learning sooo much.
    The project looks beautiful!


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