Sunday, September 30, 2012

Neck Purse for R & post #699

Saturday I made this little neck purse for our ALCQ Guild gift for our next teacher, Robbie Joy Eklow (shhh, if you know her, don't tell her). She will be up here teaching next weekend. It's my own hand dyed silk chiffon, done shibori wrap on a pole with small stones. The silk retains it's shape nicely. I filled each little stone shape with bits of black batting & Angelina fibers to pick up glints of light. I also trapped Angelina under black chiffon, layered on black cotton for the body of the purse. I like it so much, I'm tempted to keep it & make another. (But I won't).

When I first learned this rock wrap technique from my friend Sandy Winfree, I wanted to do it to make a quilt with wild  (purple-blue) Lupine with it. I still have the silk ready to use, just haven't found the right moment to make it yet. 

Here is the last bloom in our summer garden, white Lupine standing tall against the white snow. Since the snow fall, it's grown colder (in the 20's this morning), & the snow is still on the ground, but the good news is that we've had 2 days of sunshine since the snow dropped. The snow & sun are a welcome reprieve after several months of wet rain.

I just realized this is post # 699, so the next post will be # 700. Leave a comment on one of the last 3 posts & when I post # 700, I'll draw a name for a winner of one of my pins & earring sets.

11 comments:

Le Passe Temps said...

Oh! so nice...Lovely...Congratulations..Nicole

Vicki W said...

Ooh, she will love it!

gpc said...

The bag is beautiful!

Pam Harris said...

Great use of the "rock" fabric. Congrats on the latest addition to your family.

Stephanie Briggs said...

Nice job on the purse, I'm sure she will love it.

Lawana said...

I am always intrigued by your creations. The rock thing sounds so interesting. Is there anywhere we can find out more on how to do this. Thanks for the snow pictures too. Do you know if Eagle River had as much as Anchorage?

rvquilter said...

Love the handbag....and seeing your fresh snow. wish I could be there to see it. Hope to visit Ak again next year :)

rvquilter said...

Love the handbag....and seeing your fresh snow. wish I could be there to see it. Hope to visit Ak again next year :)

Delighted Hands said...

The lupine invokes a feeling of courage to me-very pretty! The purse is stunning-anyone would be proud to have it as an accessory!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your purse turned out beautiful, it would be hard to give away (your sooo good).

Robbi Eklow said...

I love it, love it, love it. Thank you. It is fabulous, i can't believe you made this for me. Thank you so much.

I will wear this very often, it is perfect with purple and black. Which i wear most of the time.

Thank you again. Did I mention that I like it?