Monday, May 16, 2011

Mourning Heart for Hideko

This is my Mourning Heart for Hideko. It's on black grosgrain, with sections of grey linen, black velvet and black lace over white satin. I edged the heart in a lovely piece of black lace trim. The middle seam is silver grey with black beads, at the top is an oval black faceted glass piece edged with tiny black beads. At the bottom is a small black button with a centre crystal. The grey bead with a black centre daisy chain separates the velvet and lace patches. It seems to me very sombre, but I thought that it conveyed the message of sorrow with a bright light of hope at the end.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Signs of Spring!

This beautiful magnolia tree is in full bloom.  This is on my "to do" list as something to embroider. 

My sugar partner and I made these small daffodils for an order.  Their stems are hanging below the apple tray.

These are sugar pansies in the first stages.  They still need to be dusted and steamed and their little faces painted.  I'll post the "after" photo next week.