Thursday, August 7, 2008

tempus fugit

I've been busy collecting the threads, silk ribbons and fabrics to make my own version of this embroidered sewing tidy. Lots and lots of French knots with a few bullion roses and a lazy daisy or two or three sprinkled in. I'm not sure that I will attach my finished cushion as shown in the photo, but instead am thinking about a sage green wool backing. Up early this morning to apply the color wash to the base fabric. The wrong side of the wash turned out with more color variation than the front and so have decided to stitch with the wrong side right. Heat set with a hot iron after the wash has dried and what a wonderful background it adds to the embroidery.
A secret must be kept while stitching so as not to spoil the surprise. But a wee hint to make you wonder if it will show up in your post box....in the home where this pincushion will live the spoken language is ...... English. That should leave a few people wondering but only until summer has nearly ended.