But here goes! I was surprised and really quite delighted when a blog reader emailed me and asked me to make a cardigan for her! Actually, I was quite honored, as I often read her blog and am quite blown away by her work. Life has sort of gotten in the way, over the past few weeks, but here it is, finally!
I made a few changes from mine, and I really like hers better. I've noticed that the style now has the midline a bit off center, so I did that with this one. I've also used a bead closure at the top, and I lettuce finished the edges, including the cuffs. The other difference between mine and hers is that I rushed a piece of jersey to add as a flower:
The rushed flower is attached with a snap, so it can be removed before laundering. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and I hope she will be as well.
I made this short sleeved tee for myself, while I was at it:
I've created a Thermofax screen using an old letter in Swedish that my cousin Eva sent me. The letter was written from my Great Uncle Carl to my Grandmother Augusta. I love his handwriting.
I am participating in two round robins through the Complex Cloth group right now. This is, I believe, the last piece from the 2009 "Round Robin 1" group. It is lovely silk habotai and belongs to Marea in Australia. I will be putting it in the mail to her tomorrow. I added a series of celtic knots, using thickened Procion MX dyes and a Thermofax screen.
I'm also doing a t-shirt swap. This tee came to me in blue and white with the red motifs stamped on it. Since the t-shirt owner is a red head, I decided it needed a bit of green:
I batiked vines on the tee, but I don't think that they are too apparent in this pic.
And, non fiber related (well, I guess plant material does qualify as fiber, doesn't it?) here are a couple of pics of the clematis blooming in my yard right now:
For some horrible reason, the snails think that the white clematis is a delicacy, and they promptly chew holes in the lovely petals.........so it is a challenge to snap a pic before they do their dirty little deed!
Here is the one at my mailbox:
I feared that I would lose it in last summer's drought, but it seems to have survived just fine!
OH, AND ONE MORE THING: I'm entering a local juried show and must submit a cd with one picture of my entry. Grace on Tenth is my piece. I'm all new at this, so I'm very nervous about entering, etc. PLEASE tell me which pic you think is the best: