Friday, November 12, 2010

My first Houston ribbon!

I couldn't resist entering my "Desert Rose" ensemble in the Stitch in Time Fashion Show luncheon at Houston Quilt Festival, and I was so honored to win my first ribbon in Houston! I even got to model my outfit (along with the other 30+ ladies who entered the show), and had to "walk the runway", just hoping I wouldn't break my neck in those heels. But I had to wear them, I altered my shoes to include special pincushion clips as embellishment complete with hand-made decorative pins to match the outfit, had a ball showing that little bit of humor. The whole ensemble included 7 different kinds of silk, from the nuno-felted collar on hand-dyed silk chiffon couched with a hand-spun yarn of wool 'n silk, to the hand-dyed silk velvet side panels, buttons covered with needle-felted silk and wool, hand-dyed silk ribbon adorning the hat (made from my Sun 'n Fun Hat pattern # 166), the silk tweed skirt in ice-cream colors, and even the carnation pink dupioni silk lining of the jacket. Met the most wonderfully creative ladies at the show, and I just feel so blessed that I even got to participate in this awesome event!


delanequilts said...

Congrats, Vickie~!! How exciting for you!

Laura said...

What a cute outfit, Houston looks like an awesome experience! I met you at the Roxanne Lessa class the other day--you bought some fabric from me. I see you sell woolfelt--do you sell the 100% wool product, or do you only sell the rayon blends?

Vickie said...

I have some basic colors in 100% wool: charcoal, dark brown, sage green, Christmas red. Have 50-60 colors in the blend. I love my hand-dyed fabric, thanks again!