A new embroidery, for another pillow. This one is Tell Me a Story. It features a Princess, who is talking with the little bird who has landed on her hand. He flew out of the cage. A little dog watches them. The Princess’s horse waits patiently to resume the ball game they were playing.
Nearby, an elephant is being tailed by a rabbit. And an alligator has left his house, to go after the goldfish which just swam past the horse. It was a nice, sunny day.
Another new embroidery! I can’t stop! This one is Sunshine. It will be a pillow, like the others. I have to hunt for the right fabric to use as border and back. I am having too much fun with these storybook style figures. Number 81
This is the finished pillow, Imagine. I love the border fabric given to me by Gail, a good friend with a good eye for fabric. Number 80
This is a new embroidery I call Imagine. I started it Thursday night, with the first gnome who had a magic feather and conjured up a robot. The mushrooms grew overnight.
On Friday I added a smiling cat, and Holly reminded me to add a carrot. even fairy tale creatures must eat vegetables.
I felt like inviting a fairy just for fun . Once I made her, I realized she had to be riding something. So, since I had a carrot, I added a purple rabbit.
The elf was flying past and saw the spectacle, so he joined the fun. Then the moon came out and the robot started shooting sparks.
Today I will finish quilting it with cross stitches, and then will add a border and make it a pillow. Number 78
Just finished, a new embroidered pillow, Robot Chicken! The background is tea dyed cotton dish towel. The designs are all my own, inspired by a variety of things.
This one started with an off-brand box of tissues, that had a cool flower on it. So I made a flower in the lower left corner. Because I wanted to make some french knots, I did a spray of them above the flower. They looked like warts on a frog, so he came into the picture.
Then, I wanted a chicken to be eyeing the frog for a snack, so I looked at a children’s’ book to see how a chicken is put together. My chicken has taken liberties with biology, as has the short legged frog.
Then I felt like a few more flowers were needed, to put the chicken in perspective, so they grew up behind her. And of course, what chicken is complete without a robot? One is flying by at the moment, so in he came. A goldfish wandered in to balance the composition, and blow bubbles. A few more bubbles splashed around, and Bob’s your uncle, the picture is complete. Except for the rainbow of crosstitches I added as I quilted the top to batting. Number 76
This pillow is made of leftovers from a lap quilt. I love the fabrics of Kaffe Fassett. 71
Dreamland, A pillow made of my original designed embroidery of a fairy tale which features a turtle on the moon. I just haven’t yet made up the fairy tale. 72
Another of my designs for a fairy tale, a little mushroom house for a wee folk. This little pillow is number 73 for the year.
And I just cut some fabric to start a new fairy tale embroidery. I’m on a roll.
This is done now. I quilted it, and made it a pillow. Already feel like starting another new one, but I have several that need more details first.
This is the newest fairy tale embroidery. It shows a elf casting a spell on a juggler. I have not made up the fairy tale yet, but this is the first illustration for it. Number 66