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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Musings in May

Hi everyone! You may remember that I finished the Wedding Piece #2. Then, I realized I had forgotten to sign and date my embroidery!  Arrrrgh.  Mary Anne advised me to not only do that, but also to record the who, what, why, where, and when on a separate paper to include with the stitchery. So I shall include a card with the gift, as well as a card on archival paper, to include all the information. It will be hidden between the frame and the backing paper. Thanks MA for your wonderful advice!

The name is on the bottom right corner of the embroidery. Did you notice that it's all done in Bullion stitch?
Can you find the year?

The gelli print fabric has been embroidered, cut, and stitched with buttonhole stitch.
I'm saving the other pieces for another project.
I created some tatted tassels with the same thread used to embroider the fabric.

Then I added a jewel to each tassel.
This bookmark is on its way to DGD Jewel in Australia.

I hope she likes it.
(the colour is a little off in this photo)

This month brings with it several challenges. I shall be writing a course, teaching two e-courses through StitchMAP, and  taking a new course with Karen Ruane. As well, I hope to finish some work on hand, and do some special stitching that so far is only in the planning stages.  Then there are the gardens to get planted and into shape.
Also, we may be having visitors this spring/summer/autumn coming all the way from Australia. I don't know, yet, but I'm excited at the prospect.
 We are now into the third month of renovations in the house, and I think the noise, dust, and lack of privacy is taking a toll........So, I've decided to go dark for the spring and summer. No blog posts (except a stitching post here)  and no blog comments. I'm hoping that this blog break will allow for some spirit refreshing, revitalizing, and rejuvenation!
I'd like to express my appreciation to every one of my followers who have read and responded to any of my blatherings about my creations with paper, paint, needle and thread. Thanks so much for being here! I know I'll miss you and all your wonderful creations.
May you have a wonderful and safe summer!
Thanks so much for visiting.
See you in September.
Hugs from Suz


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