The above two pics are of a rather heavy linen that is embroidered in what appears to be a floche thread. The grapes are quite pronounced. They are actually filled with something hard, and are a good 1/4 inch high from the cloth. The grapes appear to be made like granitos with all the threads coming out and going into the same hole. I would love to know what the hard object inside is. I have often been tempted to open one up but always back down from that awful idea. I put in the pic with the fingers to give you a sense of the scale. I love this piece. It is so understated and lovely. The matte finish of the thread is so complimentary to the large stitches. This is typical of the altar cloths I remember as a child. Hope you enjoy.
I want to introduce you to a new blog I found. Nellie Durand's work was featured in a book I recently read so I decided to google her. As luck would have it she is a blogger with her Nellie's Needles blog. To say she is very creative is an understatement. Her type of work is right up my alley and I really find her sense of color and creativity very inspirational. Hope you do too.
Today was crazy. DH and I are in the process of selling the business we have owned for the past 15 years. We are starting a new endeavor. Decisions like that keep one young after all! So today was running around, getting the documents all in order for our closing as well as getting ready for our trip. We will be leaving in the AM v. early for NH and Northern MA. We have lots to tend to business wise and also want to spend time with our children and grandchildren. So we will be down there till the weekend and hopefully will return with a fat check in hand! That is all background to the fact that I have maybe 5 more inches to hem on Twin Baby Girl's little toile outfit. I also have my completed linen pants sitting on the sofa waiting to be hemmed since Saturday. Its just been too crazy. I am hoping to get this all done when I return and then post the garments. Till then Sewistas,,,,Bunny