May 19, 2015

Suz: May Musings

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 here) I'm hoping that this blog break will allow for some spirit refreshing, revitalizing, and rejuvenation!
I hope you've had a creative week.
Hugs from Suz


Cyra said...

Oh I love your bookmark with tassels, she's bound to love it too.
Sounds like you have your hands full for the month ahead, exciting stuff.

ladyhawthorne said...

Wow! As if the fabric wasn't wonderful enough, those tassels are superb!

Sounds like a very busy time coming up, I'm so glad you will posting here with us though!

cq4fun said...

Wow, you are, and will be, busy for a while! I found the date, but when I looked at your name first I was amazed at the bullions you used for it. Glad you signed it. Doing it that way looks almost like part of the piece. The bookmark is so cute! Lucky girl who gets it.

Moira said...

Love the bookmark and tassels you made for it!