On April 30 I attended a finishing class hosted by the Northwest Sampler Guild. Sherri Jones is a wonderful teacher; very helpful and friendly. This was my first time taking a class and first time meeting my local sampler guild. It was so much fun to spend the day with fellow stitchers! I look forward to attending future guild meetings and classes.
Sherri had brought several current teaching projects to show, including the Lounging Hare Sewing Box (box made by the same craftsman who made the Blue Ribbon cherry wood box), the Button Brag Book, Ring of Roses Reticule, and other projects whose names I’ve forgotten but they were all gorgeous. There was also a table of past class projects for sale, which vanished quickly. I picked up a cute small, the Rabbit’s Round Tuit, which will hopefully make an appearance on this blog in the future.
But for now, on to the Blue Ribbon Sewing Box:
The handcrafted cherry wood box is a replica of an antique sewing box. The ivory scrimshaw ruler, thread winders and plaque (created from piano keys) are optional accessories. The slip pockets and smalls are stitched on 32 count linen with NPI and HDF silks.
Thing Two loves the little box and its smalls. He says, “There’s a party inside!”
See pictures of the Blue Ribbon Sewing Box, Lounging Hare, and Button Brag Book on A Gathering of Embroiderers 2011 schedule.