11/10/2010

Thanks and a flower for a follower.......

Thanks for all the Edmar thread information...Since I probably have a lifetime supply now I need all the help I can get....I am going to the Edmar site and read everything... I was doing french knots with it last night and it was a tangled mess.. There must be a trick for that too!

I wish I could say I did this pillow on the left but it was actually done by a marvelous stitcher and good friend, Cathy Kizerian for an online needlework challenge... The red flower just left of center is made from some of the poofy blouse material I gave her... For a close up of the flower and more pillow details go to website. I just love this piece and especially the squirrel near the bottom with the tail of real fur....

For me the print on the upper left was the focal fabric and set the tone for the colors for the entire piece... Notice that she appliqued leaves from that fabric to put among her flowers...great touch... The black just below the flowers really anchors the composition and echos the strong print upper left....and check out that great web! The piece is definitely worth a really close look as it is filled with exciting elements.......

Off I go leaving poor Morris behind for yet another day....... As I use the poofy material I will post about it... My spell checker says "poofy" is not a real word but I think it is perfect for that fabric....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the word 'poofy'. It's perfectly descriptive of the look of the fabric you have. Cool pillow.
Suzie in Idaho

Cathy K said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments, Gerry. And as I recall, it was YOU who gave me the idea for those added leaves in the center.... :-) Hugs, Cathy

Laurie said...

What an awesome pillow Gerry, Cathy really outdid herself! Beautiful!!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Your trouble with the French knots may be because the Edmar threads are Z twist instead of the the standard S twist. It means you should work the knots in reverse of your usual practice, so they don't try to untwist in the process. I bet that's hard to do.

Pearl said...

Wow what a wonderful piece, I'd love to have that pillow but I would have to put it in a glass show case and hang it on the wall, cause if my guys got ahold of it well lets just say I'd have to shoot em!

GinaE said...

Beautiful pillow and I just loooove that little squirrel with the fur tail!!!!!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts