i bet you don't often expect to come here and find vivid colours staring you down...
i love bright, but i rarely work with it - not sure why exactly because i really do like it, but i suppose if push comes to shove, soft and muted will always win
it's nice to change it up now and again though, and especially easy when doing silk ribbon embroidery
i'm teaching a class next month and as i pondered what the "thing" should be (project class vs simply a technique class)
i decided on a fancy work needlecase
i love my needles, my treasured friends - have you ever thought about what an absolutely amazing invention it is? with this little thing we can do so much?
it boggles my mind
anyway - i love cecile franconie's style and even ordered one of her books - all the way from france
yes, it's in french but stitchery has it's own universal language and i've managed just fine
even to the point where i no longer consciously translate the directions - i love that
this case is a series of pockets, which are the perfect size to slip a package of needles in
the sides will fold in, and then in again and there will be some kind of closing device but i haven't any idea what yet
i'm still deeply entranced by all this colour, and beautiful flowers and leaves
i thought the one below was my favourite
and then i did these little roses
(this one is my own design)
and a new favourite was born
who would believe one simple stitch could make these little delights?
so - the easy part is done and now for the putting it all together - i have to say if feels like a bit of drudge after all the fun i've had with the flowers
but all play and no work... and all that
"the flowers that grow may fade and wither, but the ones that i stitch will live forever..."