I wanted to do something special for the 40th anniversary coming up this year..
I had been collecting hankies for years and had all these lovely hankies.. and with all the hearts and roses it seemed like a match made in heaven.
Now what to use for a foundation? I had an vintage tea table cover of lace and linen.. The linen had several holes and was stained spots. I had just waiting for the perfect project... The linen center is about 20" square so it is a substantial piece. It not a piece I can carry about to work on.
Once I got it done the rest just seems to follow...I surrounded the focal piece with laces and began the secondary bluebird images. Except for replacing one hanky that didn't work, there were really no big problems or decisions... It all just flow from my heart. I never worked on it that I didn't think of our marriage and all the memories.
And where am I now... well except for a few bits and bobs the center piece is finished. After a long an extensive search I finally found a piece of moire' taffeta the perfect color to mount it on. In the indentation where you see the arrow will be embroidery.
The embroidery is elaborate and dense and will be in harmony with the floral part of the main focal point. After spending about 18 months on it, I don't want to hurry it now but hope to have it done by our anniversary in November.
So can you find the bluebirds and their nest on the whole piece? ...it gives you a sense of the scale andof the size of the piece