17 October, 2007
ruffle my feathers
this is what i had actually planned on doing with the silver embroidery thread -- feathers.
but the silver was too difficult to work with for detail this fine; the strands couldnt be separated and the texture was too stiff and wiry. but this ivory floss is juuuust right. soft and fine.
this is the first time i am working with linen -- and i positively love it.
i embroidered the feathers a week or two ago, and finally got around to hemming the edges to turn this into a handtowel.
i am actually really really pleased with it.
wouldnt you know, though -- the day after i finish this first feather handtowel -- i go out on my lunchbreak and pick up the new issue of Martha Stewart Living, and what does it have in it -- feather linens...
hers(theirs)are different than mine (they are so nice, actually) -- but still!
feathers! on linens! (image of page from martha stewart living november 2007)
AND! cross stitch (image of page from martha stewart living november 2007)
AND! gold leaf! (image of page from martha stewart living november 2007)
it wasnt enough that she painted her house the same pink color as i painted my bedroom a year and a half ago (the may 2007 issue)... i swear her people are watching me...