In one of my purging exercises, I had unearthed two pieces of Czech hand-craft/art that I have had for, oh, over 35 years. Given my previous lives, it is amazing that I still have them and they are in as pristine shape as they were when they were given to me. (Look familiar, Kenneth?) I had mulled over making them into pillows at one point, but am so glad I didn't. I apologize for the low light but, that's all we have had for months. I believe I will be struck blind when the sun finally arrives.
During her short visit, Sylvie and I trotted off to the fabric store and found an appropriate color (who knew there were so many shades of yellow?) for the background and then we carefully mounted them into the frames I had preordered. Voila! I do not know the name of this particular fabric craft, but it is made by placing layers of different colored fabric, cut into shapes and then hand-stitched around each design. It's beautiful and the colors are much brighter in real life. If anyone knows what this is called, please leave me a comment!
Speaking of lovely - well, in my eyes - I have finished the first of the Poison Candy socks! Love it! They will light my way in dark passages!
|It needs blocking and the ends woven in, but WOWZA!|
|I can't even....|
Methinks my jim-jams need a beauty treatment!