This is a pillow made by a fellow stitcher in the technique called pulled work. Threads are not removed in this type of work; the stitches are pulled as the pattern is stitched which creates an opening in the ground fabric. I love this technique and the designs it makes.
I love needle cases! The one on the far right is Gay Ann Roger's Townhouse. If I had a search engine on this blog, you could see the whole thing opened up! The one on the left is Gay Ann Roger's Echoes of Elizabeth. I have the kit for the sampler waiting for me in the basement. The middle case is my son's. He made the scissor's fob too. He is a teen now and not doing needlework so I get this case. I thought he might want the scissors, but he didn't ask for them....
Kloster blocks are used in hardanger embroidery. It is the little blocks used to keep threads in place before cutting holes in the fabric. I love this little angel. I rescued her from an auction for $1. There is hardanger at the end of the Heirloom Stitching Sampler, but I am no where near the end of that piece!
Spirit of Jean
This is a new group correspondence course through American Needlepoint Guild. Yes, I signed up to do it through Cyberpointers . You can always join me in my craziness! I love Jean Hilton stitches and geometric pieces. I can't help myself!