Friday, January 14, 2011

You're Going to Love This One !!!

From the Summer 2008 issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework magazine the Sampler Sewing Slipper.  An antique Quaker sewing shoe served as the inspiration for this sampler-style slipper.  The sole of the sampler slipper is hinged to reveal flannel pages for storing needles.  Adorning the heel of the slipper is a quaint cottage with a Florentine-stitch yard and queen-stitch flowers.  Accompanying the slipper is a fan-shapped scissors sheath that doubles as a pinkeep. 


The kit includes Lakeside Linen 40ct light examplar linen, Needlepoint Silk, Gloriana Silk, Kreinik Braid, Gloriana 4mm and 15mm peach blush vintage silk ribbon and ivory silk dupioni.  Plus various supplies to finish the pieces.  These threads and fabrics are simply to die for!!

I am blessed to have had a mother that taught me how to sew.  Once the stitching is completed the real work will start with the finishing into the shoe and scissor keep.  This one is going to be a lot of fun.

11 comments:

Siobhan said...

What a neat project! I can't wait to see it. Great choice!

Marlene said...

Hey that looks great, can't wait to see finished item

Margaret said...

Fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing this one take shape!

Glenna said...

I hear you on the mom--my mom, when we were little, made our Easter outfits--little lined (!) pink wool coats with matching "petal" hats. She sewed like a dream, and although I don't have her experience and skill, thank goodness I paid attention and have some of it. I'd love to give that project a whirl, so I'm going to love watching you stitch and assemble.

Julie M said...

That is adorable Cari! I love that little house on the heel! Will be anxiously awaiting the finish on this one!

KAREN said...

OK girl-this made me go order all available back issues of the magazine. UGH Just when I was getting rid of clutter and magazines. I love you but STOP already with all these temptations!!!! Just kidding--keep the inspirations coming. I just hope I live long enough to do everything. HUGS to you

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome project! The finishing would do me in - can't wait to see your completion!

Loraine said...

OHHH! Love this one. I still have that magazine and drool over the pictures now and again. Get stitching woman! I can't wait to see all these fabulous projects come to life!

Jan said...

You are kidding me, right? That is so cool and I am envious of your sewing skills! Can't wait to see your progress!

Robin (Samplerbird) said...

Ohhh, this is going to be so pretty and delicate! Lovely colors. I look forward to watching your progress!

Nicole said...

This is gorgeous Cari!! I can't wait to see your start! :)