Somehow in the busyness of this week, I made time to finish up that bit of embroidery I started a little over a week ago. To be honest, after adding the patchwork border, I couldn't decide what else I wanted to include. That meant my snowman spent days up on the design wall waiting for inspiration to find me. That's okay, while one project needs time to "brew" I always have others to keep me busy. ;o)
|I used cash register paper as the foundation for sewing my scraps into the borders that frame the embroidery. Thanks, Maja!
Anyways, I realized I was happy with only a scrappy border framing the embroidery, so I went ahead and used some 12wt quilting thread to quilt wavy lines through the borders. It's a nice change up to use the heavier weight thread for quilting. Having the thread show up adds a little substance to the borders.
Then, feeling like my project still needed something... I came up with adding sequins and beads to represent some sparkly snowflakes in the background (also works to anchor the embroidery piece to the batting and backing fabric). Did you notice that the beads in the "snowflakes" are pink, too? A fun detail that makes me smile.
|Love, love, love the rough texture of this piece of thrifted linen. Wish I had more of it!
Look how the addition of those sequins gives just a bit of sparkle. Winter does have it's beauty, doesn't it?
Bright fabrics, linen, a snowman and some cute stitchery. My favourites!
Wishing you time enjoying your favourites this weekend!
and with Vickey at Gingersnaps Quilts for
My lovely friend makes so many pretty projects using scraps that I call her a "scrap magician". She hosts a scrap challenge each month and this month, for fun, I'm entering with this post.
Guess what the prize is, if I win? Starts and ends with "S".... LOL
Sounds good, right?
So join me, Maja and the many others in making something with your scraps for
Maja's Scrap Challenge!