Saturday, May 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness - May 2015


The GG project that has had the most progress thus far is Strawberry Lace by Diane Clements. This past week we received the very sad news that Diane passed away. She will be sorely missed by the needlework community. I had the opportunity to take a class with Diane and it was a pleasure to meet her and see her exquisite execution of her stitching especially her Reticello work. RIP

I have the needlebook cover almost done. I need to add two eyelets at the top. Then in the photo there are 4-sided stitches along the outer edge but they are not in the instructions. I will re-read that section again to see if I missed something. Either way I will be adding some 4-sided stitches because I think it ties the cover together with the pages. I just need to decide how far out to stitch them. The last piece that needs to be tackled is the sewing case cover.

Strawberry Lace 
needlebook cover

Strawberry Lace
my progress so far

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen

7 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. So sorry to hear about the designer of this lovely piece. It will be nice to have something to remember her by.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching

Clare - Aimetu said...

That's a lovely piece, sad news to hear of her passing.

Julie said...

Beautiful stitching, sad to hear the designer has passed away.

Elfie said...

Your stitching is beautiful.

woolwoman said...

yes very sad news about Diane Clements passing away. I never had the nerve to take a class from her or Darlene O'Steen. Your needlecase is a lovely reminder of your admiration for her. Enjoy the creating - Mel

Justine said...

What a pretty design and a lovely reminder of the designer.