My Mother did many crafts over her lifetime. I think
her favorite was crochet and eventually was doing beautiful crocheted
hangers. She was very careful with these hangers, she gave only one and
only if you were a friend or some other special person. These were not
just any hangers, they were her pride and joy. Most of them were multi-colored and some had ribbons. She would send me to the store to find just the right hangers.
Since it was obvious that
she treated them as quite a treasure, people who received them felt very
honored to get one. She has been gone 7 years now and I still have people
tell me that they use mom's hanger for special garments. They understood
that the hanger had meaning.
I have been trying to think of something that could match that magic, that gift
with a heart.
This is what I came up with.
I think this can be used year round, a star for the summer or winter,
they glisten in everyone’s life – if they only look. For decorating, it should be considered to be
a ‘sun catcher’ to place in a window or on a mirror. I will be adding some sort of bling for the fun of it.
If you are not familiar with Free Standing Lace, you are in
for a treat! Check out my Blog
about FSL and enjoy this very easy, extremely awesome embroidery technique.
Naturally, I am using Badgemaster. If you are using any type of water soluble
stabilizer, you need to be sure you are using ‘desiccant.’ I have a blog
for that too. The desiccant blog is
actually about having a project that is out of the hoop for one reason or
another and one terrific/easy way to reinstall it to fix an area or for the
remainder of your project.
Just a couple of tips for the use of Badgemaster. You should not wrap anything around the material itself. It is very heavy and will cling to itself and you don't need a rubber band or the like.
However, I always keep my water soluble stabilizer (wss) in a bag such as a batting bag. They are usually long and full so they make a good selection.