Originally uploaded by marycorbet
Is this not magnificent? I am not usually a fan of goldwork, but the combination of the gold with the silk shading. Plus the way she couched down the outline gold with silk. It is just spectacular. This is stitched by Mary Corbett of Needle n' Thread. She does such gorgeous embroidery.
Update on the thumb/hand. I think things are finally beginning to heal. As you offer your prayers of thanksgiving this Easter, include opposable thumbs in your prayers. If you don't believe me, try taking your bra off tonight without a thumb to use!! It is quite the endeavor. I have lots of sewing to do but I am thankful this didn't happen the year I was trying to get three matching collars done the week before Easter.
I battled a bad case of strep that Easter and that was bad enough; at least I had all of my digits to work with. This is a snippet of the last Easter dress I probably made for my oldest daughter that year. She was nine. Her two younger sisters also wore it in the years to follow. Note the leavings of a chocolate bunny still evident 22 years later. The smocking is not the world's best and I cringe at all of those flopped over pleats at the neckline but I was proud and they all looked adorable. That was a special Easter for our family, it was the Easter her dad was received into the Catholic Church. I can't believe it has been so long.
Easter Blessings to You