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.