We spent the weekend with friends in South Portland. I have always
coveted loved some pillows that he made. He no longer wished to use them so I grabbed them greedily accepted them graciously.
I am a huge fan of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and quilts. For many years I reproduced antique scrap quilts (perhaps another post sometime) but now love the colors he uses.
These are just the pillow covers which will fit nicely in my suitcase. I have extra pillow forms in Florida.
Most of the fabrics are Kaffe fabrics but what is really special is that the embroidery designs on the these pillows are his designs as well. Most knitters are familiar with his patterns for beautiful sweaters and needlepointers might know of his designs as well. You can read about him here.
I cannot wait to put these in my studio in Florida!
As many of you know, I had a hip replacement this summer. Last year was quite uncomfortable and, as a result, many of the quilting and embroidery projects were put on hold as it was just too uncomfortable to sit in one position for a very long time. However, I am back and really looking forward to finishing some quilts and embroidering some holiday presents.
I started some embroidery on my friend’s machine this past weekend.
I walked in and saw this…..
So I gathered some colors…Machine embroiderers have lots of colors.
Then I sat there like a bobble head and watched the machine at work. Occasionally, I changed the color of the thread. This particular design had over 40,000 stitches and took a little over an hour –actually a bit longer because we stopped for snacks.
The machine sews 800 stitches per minute.
I did embroidery by hand for years. And I respect those who still are able. I no longer can but love the look and making gifts for family and friends. The first picture in this post is a covered bridge machine embroidered wall hanging that I made for Jack. It has a gazillion stitches in it.
Happy Pink Saturday and have a Seasonal Sunday!