Greetings! Here on Winding Vine, April flew by like a flash!
Mom and I attended “From Our Hands ~ Creative” needlework retreat in Yellow Springs, Ohio last week. We had homework to complete before our classes. So unfortunately, I was unable to repurpose any antiques for this month. But I already have many ideas that I am hoping to complete for June! I have decided this month to sell a few of my previous workshop finishes including one that I finished just days before heading to Ohio.
My first offering this month is from Stitch Camp 2014 with Stacy Nash at Country Sampler. This one of a kind sewing book has been tweaked as I tend to do. I added a sweet little goat and “Grace” to the front of the book.
On the back, I’ve added a little heart to contrast with the beautiful hand-dyed velvet.
The inside of the book contains a matching velvet pinkeep and a wool heart scissor pocket.(Scissors not included.) The inside also contains an antique French ticking tag saying “Stitch Camp, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Summer ‘14". If you would like, I can switch this tag out for another. This book ties shut with a matching antique gold ribbon and a matching hand dyed velvet berry dangles from the book binding.
When closed, the sewing book measures approximately 5 by 7 inches.
~*Stitch Camp Sewing Book is sold. Thank you ever so much!*~
My second offering this month is a one of a kind Civil War Sewing Basket. This was a Stacy Nash class at last year’s “From Our Hands ~ Creative Retreat” and is a reproduction of an antique sewing basket that Stacy owns. The basket measures approximately 5 inches tall and 8.5 inches across. While I followed the pattern for the two cross stitched sides, I chose to add a wool applique tulip to another side and a pentagon shaped pinkeep with a few hand-dyed pins to the final side. This nice sized sewing basket would be perfect to keep by your sewing chair to hold your favorite needlework supplies.
~*Civil War Sewing Basket is sold. Thank you ever so much! *~
My final offering this month is a pillow created at Country Sampler’s Star Party in 2013.
This Maggie Bonanomi design features a tiny antique tintype. It is stuffed with sawdust and has such a great old feel. The front is a wonderful color of velvet.
It is finished with a mattress pillow finish and herringbone stitches over the seams.
The flowers, stems and leaves are made of linen
with an antique mother of pearl button center and old ribbon.
It has such a wonderful old look!
~*Think of Me pillow is sold. Thank you ever so much!*~
If you are interested in purchasing anything, just send me an email at:
I can send a PayPal invoice or I accept checks and money orders.