First of all a big thank you to everyone who helped me out with comments on my Autumn Leaf stitching project last month. Your suggestions were really helpful. So what did I do? Well, I painted up some more yellow fabric and made some more leaves. I then used machine embroidery to quilt the piece and added veins to the bigger leaves. Then I made it into a cushion. I do like a cushion!!
Here we go -adding the big new leaf to the centre.
Adding the leaf veins
You can see the machine embroidery too. I really really loved doing this part, I went over and over the fabric loving the texture I was creating.
A little yellow leaf. and the final cushion
I learned such a lot from making this. I did machine embroidery and it wasn’t scary, it was fun. Design.. have I finally learned that I should plan things put properly before plunging in. This is still on the messy side,too much is well too much! I don’t think I have finished with autumn leaves by a lone chalk, but less is more.
Mr E still didn’t ask about the pile of leaves in the fireplace. They remained looking lovely, as a result of pressing them between newspapers. I burnt them ceremoniously when I stitched the last stitch. And he hasn’t said a word about the new cushion… being polite or merely unobservant?
Meantime I have started , well am starting a new blog called A voice through stitch which you can access by hoovering over my name top right hand corner. Or by clicking here I will be posting my next Stitching Project on there very soon. I felt that these rather personal stitching responses to the world around me don’t quite fit in my NanaCathy blog hence the new blog. As always I am technically challenged with what I am trying to do , but hopefully the new blog will be ok. Love it if you went for a visit in the next week or so when I make my first stitch post. Thanks.
Once again thanks for the comments on my autumn leaves and if you care to leave another, well that would make me very happy.