Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This created huge PANIC for me yesterday. Earlier this year I bought some lovely velvet and satin scarves. I knew they would be Christmas gifts however I wanted to embellish them and make them more personalized for each recipient. Three to be certain...one for each of the Ladies Who Lunch girlfriends.
Unfortunately I thought this teal one was completed. However when I retrieved it from the gift cupboard this is the mess I found. I hadn't even begun this project and I needed it completed in less than 24 hours for our gift exchange luncheon today.
In my desire to keep this holiday as stress-free as possible I took a deep breath and gathered my supplies. Here is the lace trim pinned down. I opened the side seams in order to hide the lace cut edges inside the seam for a nicer finish. I also decided each little flower needed a beautiful bead center. So the hand-stitching began.
Here is one end of the scarf completed. I wrapped the lace around both sides of the end. Subtle but I like the elegant look. This is for my friend who really likes blue.
After many interruptions and lots of hand-stitching this is the completed scarf. Whew!
Nothing like waiting until the very last minute. Here are the three scarves wrapped and ready to give. One was the red one with the holly leaves and buttons I shared earlier. The other scarf was a lavender with a lovely gimp I stitched on the ends. See the tin on the right with the snowman painted on it? The nose is a wooden knob painted red. Very cute. I did not make it but I am sharing the cute inspiration.
Here's the ladies. Lots of fun and laughter was had by all. We exchanged our gifts and really enjoyed our time together.
We have had some more rain. The predicted snow did not happen here. The ski resorts higher up got fresh snow and that is good.
Every day is filled with JOY and the wonder of the season. Holiday Bliss and Creative Hugs...