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From: lendube
Date: 01-30-2007, 12:30 PM (1 of 5)
Did anyone see that last night? It was incredible.

If you didn't, there was a smoking jacket made in the 1870's from silk cigar bands. The bands were placed in a perfect "v" pattern with a beautiful embroidery stitch holding them together. A feather stitch, I think.

Great thought was given to each band and it's placement relative to the wording on it and it's color. The colors were all in the gold, tan and bronze shades. It was an incredible work of art.

I was surprised that it was only appraised at $3-$4,000.

(Just now looked for a link but couldn't find one. Surprisingly it was not one of the highlighted items from the show.) :nc:

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: cshortsew
Date: 01-30-2007, 05:31 PM (2 of 5)
I saw it, it was great!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: Sewlite
Date: 02-01-2007, 11:27 AM (3 of 5)
I saw that also,there was a lot of work went into it all by hand.I was amazed.
User: Sewlite
Member since: 04-04-2001
Total posts: 37
From: Pudge99
Date: 02-01-2007, 11:47 AM (4 of 5)
I didn't get to see it. :cry:
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: Sancin
Date: 02-01-2007, 06:02 PM (5 of 5)
I have a small, but perfectly pieced (with a round band edge) pillow made from men's wool suit labels made by an ancient relative who was a tailor and died years ago. I really don't know what to do with it as it is not "me" and it has become quite dirty. I may give it to my dil who is into that sort of thing. I don't know what it is filled with as it is quite soft and now flat. It may be shredded nylons as it doesn't feel like anything has broken down as foam rubber would and I don't think polyfill was available when it was made. It also doesn't seem to be a pillow cover. Any suggestions?
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
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