Thursday, June 26, 2014

Buttons and Pins

I was fortunate to be able to made my annual trip to Arizona to attend A Stitcher's Gathering.This year's project was A Lovely Garden, A Lovely Life.  The bee skep was the pre-stitching for the class. It is the the lid cover for my mini Shaker Box. The mini box is destined to be a Button box, for now it is holding some charms that I plan to use somewhere on another part of the project. the other pieces of the project are a Shaker Sewing Box, needle book and a Victorian Pin Ball. The pinball was my first attempt at English paper piecing. We used 3/4 inch pentagons to construct the pinball. The templates from Paper Pieces made the piecing easy.

Civil War Needlebook Kit
Threadwork Primitives
I have made some more progress on this, but don't have a current picture. I only have a few more days if I am to have this done before the Fourth. 

Thanks for stopping by,



Thoeria said...

Beautiful pieces!

Vickie said...

Awesome projects Gwen! So cool.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gwen what gorgeous pieces you made at your retreat.