Monday, April 16, 2012

Hello from the Land of Oz.  

We were blessed to have survived the terrible storms all around us last weekend!!
No damage at my home, however there were several area's very torn up in my city.


On a happier note, I am sharing some photo's that were inspired by a favorite blog,  Laurie posted some photo's of needle cases and sewing articles that reminded me of the items that I made a few years back.
Brenda, at me with her self-discipline making all the beautiful pillows, towels, etc.    Beth is a friend I met at Bird Song last year;  She loves to hand sew and does a fine job!!

The Hussif I made, is a little book  made out of silk dupione and then embellished with gathered treasures.  The lace was overdyed as well as the silk ribbon.  All the the items I have pictured, I made at Attic Heirlooms in Wichita, owner is Julie Craig.  She is an amazing artist and teacher.

I found this blog interesting as well;

I hope you all enjoy my little post today.  I sure enjoy visiting all of you and peeking into your life just a little.

 The binding lace is from France


  1. Hi sweet Sharon, I am so glad you were inspired by the needlebooks on my blog! Yours is AMAZING -- what incredible detail! I love the color palette you used, too!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am just drooling over your book- the materials are so beautiful. It was fun to see your ribbon work, too- I just finished my first ribbon work embroidery piece last night. I've never heard the word hussif- I'm going to have to "study up" on that one. Thanks for sharing!

  3. So good to know you are safe from all the midwest tornadoes lately! Stay safe; don't want you ending up in the Land of Oz!

  4. Such beautiful detail!!!

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Hello from another Kansas girl! Just found your blog on Britt-Arnhild's blog. I love the creations you have pictured above! Will check in again to hopefully see more posts! Martha-from the little apple.