Pocketful of Borders: Old woman who lived in a shoe, etc.

This double page spread from Pocketful of Posies has three rhymes dispersed throughout; There was an old woman who lived under a shoe, Lillies are white and See saw, Margery Daw. Since I’m so busy stitching, I’ll just show pictures of the border making process without description.

Note: See other posts from the Pocketful of Borders series here.

13 thoughts on “Pocketful of Borders: Old woman who lived in a shoe, etc.

  1. My book just arrived!!! It is gorgeous and I am looking forward to many happy hours appreciating every single stitch, all the beautiful colors, and clever use of materials. Congratulations!! 🙂

  2. Love your work! Am curious – I’m just beginning to do needle work (I’m a costume designer by trade) – and I was wondering how many strands of embroidery floss do you use when you make your chains, etc? I love the color combinations! Congratulations on your new publications!

  3. Salley, I just wanted to let you know that my 13 year old son spent almost 40 minutes last night looking at the book and he just kept saying “Wow!” as he turned the pages and pored over the text and illustrations. He especially loved the cart full of pies (as do I!) and the black sheep from the “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” rhyme. The book is not just for little children and fiber fanatics! 😉

  4. I also received the book this week. So, so beautiful. Salley, your work is phenomenal! I can’t imagine the time you put into every stitch. I put the book on my coffee table for all to see.

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