Sunday, July 3, 2011

A special piece

My latest finish was a special one indeed - Kathy, of Gracewood Stitches, gave me the privilege of stitching the model for her design "Acorn Patch", using some lovely lambswool linen, and silks from Vikki Clayton (Hand-Dyed Fibers), Carries' Creations, and Au Ver a Soie.  The design incorporates some of my favorite themes - patchwork, autumn, and acorns, and was a delight to stitch, with its rhythmic motifs and its symmetry.    The gold silk in particular just glowed, bringing memories of spectacular fall days.  Thanks, Kathy!