Back when I first started my blog, I organized and helped sew 22 preaching stoles, for a national church event. You can read more here.
I have acquired a bit of a reputation, with those stoles, so recently I was asked to make another. This one is for a Lay Preacher, who also needed a place to put the transmitter for her microphone, since women's dress clothes seldom have pockets. She asked me if I could have the children of the congregation, help.
We actually ended up with two stoles. One is now finished and was presented last Sunday, while the other will need a bit more work.
The fabric was supplied to me, and my helpers did some hand stitching, with embroidery floss, around the motifs.
The back side, where you can see the pocket for the transmitter and the label from the makers. Some of the makers will not be confined to a box on fabric, so the label is also a pocket, with names on the inside, as well.
Needless to say, the recipient loves it.
A few weeks ago, I showed you my 1001 Nights shawl. I am slowly making progress, although it might be 101 nights before it is done. This week, the designer's photo assignment is to take a picture of the shawl relaxing, while not being knit.
I spread it out for a better view.
The upside of the weather, is that the flowers are at their best right now.
My Rose Mallow, with flowers the size of plates!