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Projects and works in progress

Birth Announcement Embroidery Project:

Start date: September 1, 2011
Estimated date of completion: October 30,2011

For Eloise Katherine Phillips, infant daughter of my friends Josh and Jana Phillips

This is a Permin of Copenhagen design “Simone”. I’m going to redesign it slightly for little miss Eloise, working it with DMC threads on an antique white linen by Zweigart.

Upcoming projects:

Children’s ornaments
Starting September 1st, 2011

Estimated time of Completion:

November 1, 2011

Christmas ornaments. I will work one each weekend for the children of friends and family. Total count is 12. I’ll be working Eloise’s sampler and these in tandem.

Work-in-Progress:

French Monogram Throw Pillow ,
“Manchour du Poche”

Start date: August 15, 2011

Estimated time to completion:
One month

I’m venturing into making some of my home decor, starting with a beautiful French monogram pillow design by Rouge du Rhin. While the project design shown is in a fabulous red, I am reworking it into softer hues of sky blue and a very light avacado green to compliment an ethereal, peaceful bedroom.

Project materials:

13×13 piece of Vintage Cashel Linen, 28 ct, Blue Whisper
One skein DMC embroidery floss, #471
Size 24 tapestry needle

Finishing materials:
1 yd fabric
1/3 yard fabric
One 20×20 inch pillow form
Straight pins
Hand-sewing needle
Fabric marking pen
Ruler
Iron
Fabric-cutting scissors
Sewing machine

Pillow pattern from Feb 2006 Just Cross Stitch magazine, volume 24, number 1.

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