It's a part of who I am...

Creating heirloom pieces at present - leaving my footprint behind, and perhaps a little something extra for my loved ones in the future

Monday, May 31, 2010

Making Life Easier

I'd thought I would share this little tidbit of information regarding my embroidery work. By placing a large silk pillow on my lap while I'm embroidering keeps my work clean, and helps relieve the weight of the project by having to rest it higher - closer to wear my hands are at. It also minimizes hand fatigue, and even serves as a large pin cushion when needed. The smoothness of the silk prevents my threads from fuzzing up, and best of all, I find that my posture is better as I am not leaning over my work.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Completed "Eleanor"

Finally, she is done, and she is beautiful with soft muted tones, and an elegance all her own. No wonder that it comes from a series of Elegant Ladies created by John Clayton. There are quite a few of these ladies just ready to be stitched, and they all have that "something special" about them. Great care has been taken to the subtleties of skin tone, hair coloring, and dress. I plan on making quite a few of these in the years to come.