Saturday, October 8, 2011

something old and something new

I made this tiny pin cushion while babysitting the little girls next door.

It had to be something that I could carry in my handbag and pick up and put down whenever I had a minute or two.

The edging is not finished yet:  I have to wait till my new reading glasses arrive (about another 10 days) 
so that I can see the stitches!

I made this bookmark using aida cloth and silk ribbons, threads and beads.  I cannot remember when I made it but it was several years ago.


 It includes crystals to add sparkle.

I do love silk ribbons.  They are so lovely to work with.


Linda Stokes said...

Lovely work - pincushion is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for your comment.

artymess said...

love the pin cushion ...I always have something to stitch wherever i go .............x

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely embroidery Dian, can't wait to see it finished. xox Corrine

Radka said...

Is it working now?

Radka said...

Great, that worked! What I wanted to say in my original comment was that your bookmark is very pretty :)

Linda said...

Lovely pincushion Dian, so richly embroidered!! I love the bookmarks too, and have to agree that silk ribbon work is a lovely pastime. Nice to see your handiwork again. Hope the weather is becoming 'more normal', crazy up here!!