My embroidery "self portrait" is taking shape nicely.
Remember the 8 embroidery designs I chose from Aneela's book?
Well, there was a late entry - this sweet little cup of tea. It's Irish Breakfast with a little milk & sugar, in case you were wondering.
It even has a little sprig of holly on it ... which I love with all my heart (it's possible my daughter shares her name with this traditional Christmas flora).
The finished objet d'art is little so I decided to hand quilt it ...
... never mind that my finger now looks like hamburger meat. ;)
Three borders ...
I added a few pretty little accoutrements as well ... you know ... like when you're cooking without a recipe ... and you look thru the kitchen for stuff to throw into the pot. Well I was looking thru all my pretty notions & trims & things that I bought "just because" and then never knew what to do with them. Like this faux tape measure trim. So cute. (Believe me when I tell you I'm MUCH better at sewing without a pattern than cooking without a recipe! LOL!)
I'll show more during the big reveal. 'Cause that's how it works around here.
But to reward you for tolerating my teasing, there just might be a giveaway involved with the big reveal.
Fridays are a good day to have a giveaway, right? ;)