April 28, 2015

Suz: April Wanes

As April draws to an end, we're finally getting some nice spring weather, so I've been spending some time out in the gardens.
We had a Guild Workshop to make bowls for our fall window display. I finished three during the day, and have some more in progress.
 This was a gorgeous scarf that was accidently put through the washing machine and dryer, so the knitting became matted. I cut out a piece, shaped it, and gathered the top edge, then added some beads for a bit of bling.

This looks more like a nest. It began with three long, narrow, knitted strips which were tightly braided together, then wound and sewn into a bowl shape. The ends look like tails, so I beaded the longest one and wound it around the shorter ones.

Four chords braided, wound and stitched into a wee Christmas bowl.

On the Wedding Piece, there's been a bit of progress.
Remember this?  I thought the large curlicue in the middle looked too much like the name Lee. Since Lee had no place in this wedding, and looked to heavy beside the delicate roses, it had to go.
I added more leaves, branches and roses. I think it fits much better, don't you?

There's still a bit more stitching to do. I'm hoping it'll be finished by next week!
I hope your week has been a creative one.

Hugs from Suz


cq4fun said...

I love your bowls! They are great, but I especially like the fuzzy one. Yes, I agree that the new stitching looks better.

ladyhawthorne said...

You are right, Lee had to go!

Love your bowls, especially the fuzzy nest!

Judy S. said...

Love your replacement for Lee! And the bowls are great, too. You are so creative!

Cyra said...

Lee was good....but not as good as its replacement.
Great that you rescued the matted scarf and turned it into something beautiful and useful.
Yes, I have had a semi-creative week, but nothing that I can share just yet.

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