ah, it’s almost ragtime!

well hallo, ragtimers!

here’s a peek at a pillow i’ve stitched for my flapper sleep set!  it’s just a small thrifted cotton pillow-case, but i embroidered a botched french ode to the lovely fall weather and season 3 of true blood!  this border took a bit with it’s 500000 french knots, but it’s very simple.  so this is an example of the embroidery we’ll learn to do.

and here’s a little pic of a hankie i did for dear littlebighead.  i don’t want to show helena’s (our giveaway winner) before she gets to see it!  (her prize is en route to australia just now..)

class starts in less than a week, lovies!  can’t wait!



9 responses

  1. That pillow – as well as the hankie – is utterly, perfectly gorgeous!

    September 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

  2. Dru, I’m a very, very fortunate person to have made your acquaintance and as of today, have a piece of your talent to hold and treasure! The handkerchief you embroidered for me just arrived and it’s soooo gorgeous!! Thank you so much :).

    Warmest wishes,

    September 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

  3. drucillapettibone

    thank you both! helena, i’m glad it got there safely. try some of your lovely perfumes on the hankie – it’s amazing how long they last. scented hankies are my new aromatherapy!

    September 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm

  4. Such loveliness…

    Is there a trick to french knots (besides practice, practice, practice)? Sometimes mine are ok, but a lot of the time they’re just awful, all pulled through and distended.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:24 am

  5. drucillapettibone

    hi lisa, i don’t think there’s a trick other than practice, and a pattern like this will definitely perfect your knot skillz! i only wrap twice and then keep the thread taut while i pull the needle through. another thought is that i’ve been hearing raves about thread heaven (thread conditioner) and that would probably help with the snarlies. have you tried it?

    September 23, 2010 at 12:44 am

  6. lovely lovely border. i never think to use french knots that way. you make such lovely things miss lady.
    my french knot advice is to always pull your thread taught, and in the same direction.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:39 am

  7. Oh this pillow is just magic, I love it!!

    September 23, 2010 at 6:46 am

  8. dru! i love it, it looks so great and wow! that pillow is absolutely amazing!!!! love love love it especially because i am a fellow true blood follower. the border too, just reminds me of old silent films, lovely. absolutely amazing (did i say that already?) 🙂

    September 25, 2010 at 4:30 am

    • drucillapettibone

      aw, i’m sooo glad you love it! xoxo

      September 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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