Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tiny stitches...

 At my local store We, of the Needle, I spotted this darling miniature piece made up by Kerri.  It was love at first sight.  On 40 count silk gauze, it would take my new glasses (still being made) to do it.  Well, with a bit of another magnifying glass, I was able to do this in just four short days.  It was heavenly and I only found one mistake.  However, my frame is just a hair too big.  So I am looking into something, like trim, or ribbon, to frame inside.  I can add some stitches, but thought I'd look at something else first.  Let me know what you think.  I have many pieces of antique lace, tatting, etc.
Check out my progress.

I also did some silk ribbon embroidery of my initials just to be doing something different.  Right now they are in hoops, but my friend thinks they need something different.

I used silk ribbon, small cording, and some fancy trims from my stash.  One bunch was a hunk from the Quilt Show of various matching fibers.  Remember you can click on the photos to make them bigger.
Happy Stitching, more later, Kathy


  1. That's a lovely little piece by Erica Michaels. And such beautiful Silk ribbon embroidery.

  2. I'm so excited to see some silk ribbon embroidery!! Beautiful work on all!

  3. All your finishes are just so pretty! I really love them all. xx

  4. Wow! Silk gauze work is so *tiny*, what a major stitchy achievement! I think a bit of ecru lace might indeed work to fill in the frame :) And I absolutely LOVE your ribbon initials!!! So very pretty, maybe a nice set of matching gold frames would work?

  5. Just wanted to add - another option might be a single large frame with a special double opening mat, to frame the two together!