I spend most of my days framing cross stitches, but once in a while I get a needlework project of a different kind.
This one was a memorial to a very special father. He was a businessman and owned a large collection of ties. Rather than divvy them up between relatives or donate them to a vintage store, my client, Luciel, chose to make an intricate quilt block for each member of her family and frame it in a shadowbox. All told, we created 15 (yes, you heard me. 15!) of these magnificient heirlooms. Luciel lives 5 hours away from the studio and she made the trek with her trusty sewing machine in order to do some finishing touches. I think we're both pleased as punch at the final result. Luciel and I have been literally working for months together to get them just right, and we finished the last stitch just in time to miss the horrible snowstorm and get them delivered to their recipients. I can't wait to hear what their reactions were.
Luciel, It's been a joy working with you.