Sunday, July 31, 2011

Coffin Buzz

This is called Coffin Buzz and sums up my sister Claudia perfectly. It's a 2008 freebie by Plum Street Samplers. We presented it to Claudia for her birthday yesterday and she loved it.

Fabric is R&R Cafe Latte (of course) and thread is Crescent Colors' Black Coffee (of course). Lynn's of Madison lace mounted for me and Greg made the frame. (The glass makes it look lumpy but it really isn't).

Thanks for looking, Leslie

Monday, July 18, 2011

10 little footstools

Top row: "Mystery wood", spalted maple, cherry
Middle row: Cherry, cherry, Ambrosia maple
Bottom row: Walnut, spalted maple, maple
#10 (not shown): Maple

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Footstools waiting to go to retreat

At last year's Needlework Guild of Minnesota retreat I saw the most clever footstool. The stitcher whose Father had developed them gave us permission to reproduce them since her Father was no longer building them.

The legs fold in and are held to the bottom by a rod. Okay, I'm not explaining it well but when folded up it's like a carrying a book, with no legs to poke things. Of course Greg had to use all different kinds of wood. They're almost too pretty to put your feet on. There are 11 going to retreat with me this year.