Happy Birthday Mom!!!
The most important woman in my life turns 86 today! WOOOOO HOOOO!!
Alas, what do you give a woman who has everything? Faced with that reality and a pledge to try to make as many gifts as possible this year (and beyond) I headed into my sewing room to think! And sitting there on top of one of my many " stacks of stuff" was a beautiful hank of hand-dyed and handspun wool that my mom had gifted to me last summer after she and my niece, E, visited the artisan's farm and studio! Voile - the makings of a heartfully-made gift! Hope you enjoy the pillow, Mom - I loved making it for you!!!!
Mom (showing off her daughter's latest creation), Edie Rokus (another incredible woman - - the one who taught me to sew), and me during a visit to Edie's house in Virginia!
The gift - a knitted panel made from hand-dyed and spun wool backed with a beautiful violet/blue and gold iridescent velvet - yummy.
The wool and tools!
The blocked square panel.
I interfaced the wool panel to reduce stretching and wear-and-tear.
Attaching the velvet backing. I love, love, love velvet but it is sometimes pesky to work with!
All finished and ready to be packed up for the trip south with XXOO!!!