The area schools have begun the annual Spring Break and I will do some handwork so as not to be tied to the machine this week. I am using scraps left from the silk log cabin (which is now up to 22 blocks!) to make yo-yo's. Working with silk is very different than cotton which has that nice crisp edge to turn under. Its a bit frustrating to keep a slippery edge in a smooth line as the circle is gathered. Some of the yo-yo's have come out a bit wonky but that will only add character to the finished piece.
This will be for a liturgical stole, similar to one I designed awhile back and stitched in bridal satin. In all, I will need 66 yo-yo's. They will be made in shades of blue, purple and red; can you guess what they will be? This leaf is a prototype only - machine stitched; the final ones will be hand embroidered. I love the background piece, a creamy tone-on-tone with embossed leaves just a shade off pure white. A perfect communion piece.