Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Fourth of July!!!!!! Sure hope you all have a wonderful weekend! At the moment it is raining here and is so needed. I really love rainy days. It's probably messing up a lot of picnics and fireworks shows, but I'm at home and loving it. Well, you want growing things..you need rain. Wherever you are...I hope you are loving whatever is happening there.
Last post I said I'd show you a teacup embroidery. I embroidered this little cup a long time ago and recently decided to make it into a pincushion. You know how I do....one with a beaded edge.
The teacup is inked on the background fabric, then embroidered. You can see that I embellished the teacup and saucer with some simple stitches. Why? I've no idea, just at that moment liked the idea. You know how it is.
Of course, the cup needed to be filled with flowers, so I brought out the silk ribbon and here you see the result. (I do love my silk ribbon!!) A few beads for some sparkle, a line of my favorite stitching around the design, then the beaded edge. How much fun is that? If you've never done silk ribbon embroidery, you may not know how much fun it is....let me tell you....it's GREAT fun! And, easy too. Why don't you try it? One tip....if you don't like doing hand sewing...you probably won't like it. If you do....then you'll be crazy about it like I am!
I am probably going to take this to Quilt Arkansas and have it for purchase in my class there...should anyone there be interested. I'm hoping to have some things to offer for purchase...unless it's gone before then. You know I sometimes have a hard time letting go of my things...a trait that is not good if you want to be in "business." My friend, Sharon, always told me I was lousy at business...I tend to think with my heart rather than my head. Anyway, here it is...for your enjoyment this special holiday! See you soon....take care, pat