Just wanted to share with you a picture of this amazing slipper needlecase made by my Dear Friend, JoAnn. It was for my 50th Birthday.
The florentine stitch is so very beautiful, done in silks. The sampler on the bottom of the shoe is done on 40ct, the inside of the shoe is finished in a dupioni silk fabric. It is also tufted on top, and trimmed with a handmade silk cording. JoAnn did an excellent job stitching and finishing! This is a very intense finish!!!!
The pattern is by Tricia Nguyen of Thistle Threads. She has 4 different slipper needlecase designs.
I made one for another friend several years ago, called "The gift is Small", the finishing for this slipper is quite extensive. It was an exciting accomplishment, which gave me the confidence to try any kind of finishing!!!!
JoAnn has made many extraordinary gifts for me through out the many years of our friendship, I treasure each and everyone. She is a talented needleworker, and a sweet friend.
I have lived in Ohio my entire life and dream of moving to the Carolina's one day. My friendships mean everything to me and I enjoying entertaining. I have been married for 24 years to Jeff and also have a 13yr old son, Noah,and 2 poodles, Rex & C. We love to laugh, and have fun with each other. We go to church and try to keep God first, he is the only certain thing in this life, his unconditional love and the promise of eternal life! I have many interests as you can see, but time is not always on my side!!! I love samplers!!!!!