Last weekend I attended a Retreat (ASG) taught by Rae Iverson. It was the first I have ever done that was inspired and charted around American Indian Motifs and Folk Lore.
The main piece is a pin cushion fashioned around a Cradle Board.....the scissors slide beneath it as a sheath. There are several additional pieces. A needle book and a thimble keep. The chances I ever complete those are not good but I am pleased and proud of the piece you see here.
Where you see the beads on the edges were to be Queen Stitches....I do not like queen stitches and am not good at them so I decided to put beads and was very happy with the outcome.
The very best part of this event was the wonderful time I got to spend with dear friends. We were very helpful to the economy by visiting the Attic, a local needlework shop. The owner could not have been more attentive and helpful....it was a fine example of service!