Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheryl's Tokens from the Sea

Cheryl S. from Massachusetts recently sent me photos of lots of WMN projects. Today I'm showing you the ones of her Tokens from the Sea. (This is a class-only piece.) Cheryl took this class when I taught it at the New Bedford Whaling Museum--what a perfect setting for this nautical project!

Cheryl wrote, I redesigned the pocket in my Ditty Box and had a blast doing it. I changed the light to the Boston Harbor and added light rays. I liked the compass rose so I added that, and then birds and a blow for my whale. Then I decided that since I had a Kelmscott mother of pearl ruler, it needed a case and I designed that. The fob "anchors" my dolphin scissors.

an enlargement showing Cheryl's pocket

Cheryl added a ruler case and scissors weight to her project. Cheryl, I love the changes and additions you made to this project. Your photos brought back wonderful memories of our time in New Bedford!

Thanks for sharing photos of your wonderful work. Over the next few weeks I'll be showing photos of some more of your terrific projects!!


Nancy said...

More incredible talent!

Margaret said...


Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I just returned to North Ga. from a business/personal trip to Boston. How beautiful!

Feathers in the nest

Sandra said...

Cheryl has made a brilliant job of this project, but I am soooo jealous that I will never be able to make this, unless I come over to the US and take a class. Dolphin scissors? Now, I'll have to find myself some of those.

mariaerba said...

beautiful,beautiful project and wonderful job!!!
ciao Maria

Gladys Creativa said...

I'm really impressioned! the work is fantastic.
Hugs from Spain!

natalyK said...

Awesome! I hope you will teach this project again in the New England area. Stunning work Cheryl. Love the creativity.

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Adele, Melbourne, Australia said...

I have never heard of a 'Ditty Box'. Can you tell me more about them and the name. Is there a generic pattern for making one?
That said, the one you have made is gorgeous and the nautical theme an innovative design approach.