Here’s where you can see some of the projects I’ve done in the past, as I slowly get the photos scanned into the computer. I’ll include a bit of information about each project, but one thing applies to all the photos – they are all my work. Some of them are paying projects, and others are things I did for myself.
This is my very first prayer shawl. I finished it just before Christmas 2007, and gave it to a woman in my parish whose husband has cancer. It’s made with 2 1/2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn and a size (I think) P crochet hook. The fringe is about 4″ long. I unfortunately tossed the band from the skeins so I forget the exact name of the color, but it reminded me of the Theotokos when I chose it.
This is girlchec at her Chrismation and First Holy Communion – December 3, 2006. The dress is silk: silk organza and 5mm habotai in the sleeves, 12mm single face satin for the bodice and underskirt, and 2 layers of silk chiffon in the skirt. I don’t have a picture (yet) of the back of the dress, but there is a little detachable bustle with 3 silk roses back there that was really cute. And her hands are hiding the lace at the waist, which I recycled from a wedding dress.
Here we have older boychec’s (he of the nose mitten) First Holy Communion suit. When I dig up the portrait with him in it I’ll post that as well. It’s really cute, with actual vents at the sleeve hems, just like a man’s suit. The lining is hand set, and the interfacing in the lapels is hand pad-stitched, and the flannel undercollar is hand sewn in. The slacks have a real fly front, and actual pockets (otherwise where would he put his Rosary, huh?). The fabric is a wool/polyester blend I got, believe it or not, out of the remnant bin at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Here, younger boychec assists me in showing off the Christening gown that both he and girlchec wore. It’s cotton batiste; the little coat is fully lined, also in batiste. I crocheted the crosses on the front of the gown and the collar of the coat.
Here’s that pic of older boychec.
Here are some wee tiny altar cloths and linens I made for a Romanian Byzantine Catholic priest in Pittsburgh. He uses the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Everything is either 100% linen (the large altar cloth) or silk.
This is the current Project – a full set of priest vestments and altar cloths for my parish, in green, for Pentecost. These are the veils and aer. When I finish everything I will post pictures of the full set, but I had to get these up as some readers want to know if I can sew Church things. Um, yes.