I'm getting into a pattern of working on something one day, then posting about it the next. So this is what I worked on yesterday, Sunday.
It was a quiet day, as my poor hubby has the flu, so I spent much of the afternoon in my studio while he rested. I had previously painted this piece of linen with Pebeo Setacolor textile paints. I like the way the grayish color of the linen subdued the colors I used and the result was very soft.
I found a piece of lavender cross stitch fabric in my stash, liked the texture with the linen, and fused the painted piece on to it. Oh and I had trimmed the linen and frayed the edges.
Next, I did some loose machine stitching to suggest details in the earth and sky.
Finally, I added more machine stitching, some hand embroidery and then trimmed the whole piece. Although I thought about leaving the ends of the threads floating free, neatness prevailed and I pulled all pieces through to the back!
Here is the finished piece,
and a closer view of the stitching.
(click on photo to enlarge)
By the time I finished, with the time change this weekend, I looked up and saw the sun setting outside my window. It felt good to complete something!
Hope everyone has a lovely week!!