Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Preaching Stole and a Shawl

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.

The weather here is breaking heat records for September, so my shawl is relaxing in the air conditioning with a large glass of ice tea.

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!


  1. Again, a beautiful stole, and with their names, that is the absolutely perfect finish. Mallow, mine to not get anywhere near that size.They must thrive with a colder winter.

  2. The summer we have been waiting for, finally got here. Love the blue shawl. The kids helping and adding all their own spin makes it precious.

  3. Great stole - our CofE Lay Readers are only allowed to wear a blue stole which is a bit frustrating for my stitchy friends who are also Lay Readers. The shawl looks beautiful! xx

  4. That's so interesting! Love your shawl, it's very pretty now and will be even more gorgeous when it's finished. Those roses grow here too, but I never knew that's what they were called.

  5. Your shawl is looking great! I especially like how the flower stitches are done correctly (since mine are not). :(

  6. the stole is nice. Great to be able to include some of the kids with the project.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.