Sunday, June 24, 2012
This is a 3-day workshop that I offer. The ribbon embroidered piece features a variety of techniques using a variety of ribbons, trims and silk charmeuse fabric, hand-dyed for the container. And at the end of the workshop, you do have a completed piece!
This is a Ringbearer pillow that I designed for my book "The New Ribbon Embroidery". I have the full-size pattern in the book. The pillow was designed to be used after the wedding. The satin streamers are tacked on each corner and they were meant to be removed. I display several silk ribbon pillows in a guest bedroom to be enjoyed every day.
This is a doll bed that I found at a thrift store. I've placed it in a garden that was named "Moonlight Garden" by a friend that put in the garden. The garden is beneath old trees. Maureen added plants that would offer white flowers. When I'm working in that garden, I think of her. When she finished the garden, she added a poem written on a large flat rock, about moonlight, and placed a small crystal moon-shape piece on the rock. The old buckets are filled with vinca. Coming from West Texas, where nothing grows, due to lack of rain; there will always be much to learn about gardening. I am grateful when our plants thrive.
Summer in the Northeast is never long enough. Wish that season could "steal" several months of winter. I am grateful for each day I can be outdoors. There is so much work to be done. This is a little area in my vegetable garden. We took apart an old ladder and built a trellis. I have a wine bottle and spoon windchime hanging beneath the trellis. There is a small metal armadillo, I found in Texas, "sunning" on the rocks. The old milk pails come from local dairies.