It's Friday Show and Tell once more, but no-one emailed me any photos this week so you'll have to be content with my own show and tell piccies...hope that's ok?
I'll start with the August Re-invention Challenge.
So far from one 50c orange linen/cotton shirt I have made a cushion using a stitchery I finished more than a year ago...
...and discovered how EASY it is to make cushion backs from the front of shirt! The buttonholes are already made for you....
That took a care of most of the fabric from the shirt front, and a bit of a sleeve. I used the other sleeve to make this gorgeous pincushion and scissor keep...
I had a lovely little bit of 'Snippets' left and the colours complemented the orange really well. This will be going into my box of Christmas gifts for Judith's Early Bird Christmas Crafting.
I must admit that I stole this idea from Michelle at Raspberry Rabbits! This is hers...
....and I love the whites, so I will be making one for myself in whites very soon!
I hope by next week you will have sent me some photos of your own August Challenge items. :-)
Do you remember the small *M* monogramme stitchery I shared for the Gum Trees Mother's Day freebies? You can find it HERE.
I am designing a whole alphabet of monogrammes, so I've tested some on some sweet scissor keeps...
The plan is to have them published in a little book, with project patterns, in the New Year. Keep watching for it - they will be perfect for small personal gifts. :-)
You all know about Slicer and Blossom, but today I'd like to tell you about my eldest daughter, Kezzie.
From an early age the only stitching I could do was cross stitch (I did not learn to embroider or quilt until 2005), and it was the one handiwork skill I was able to teach all my children - yes, even Slicer!
Kezzie has made some beautiful cross-stitch pieces over the years, but last year for my 50th birthday she presented me with this...
Sorry there is glare on the glass but the house is SO light that it catches everywhere. Here is what she added to the bottom...
Isn't that precious?
I cherish this work of art from Kezzie...all around the centre roses she has stitched the names of my husband, grandparents, parents, children (and some with their spouses) and grandchildren.
Kezzie and her hubby and children live way down the bottom of Australia whilst I am right up the top so it's been two years since we were together for a photo, but this is one taken in July 2008 with myself, Blossom and Kezzie...
...and these are her two beautiful boys, my grandsons Cal and Dee.
For my 50th I chose the theme 'roses and pearls' - the cross-stitch had the roses, Mr Elefantz bought me fresh roses, and then both Kezzie and her hubby Bert, and Mr E with Slicer and Blossom bought me pearl earrings.
Well, my dear friends, that was a little 'Jenny of Elefantz' show and tell for this Friday. :-)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Here in Australia we will be electing a Prime Minister and political party to lead us through the next 3 years...it's going to be a very close election!