I've been working on a little project this week. Mostly because I am procrastinating on quilting a quilt. I'm not very good at quilting quilts so I put that task off as long as possible. I know, I know.
Anyway, back to the other project. We recently started carrying embroidery floss at the shop. I cannot resist tiny drawers filled with little skeins of possibilities. The colors are beautiful and enticing. I bought myself some as a treat.
Here's what I'm working on:
It's a copy of an antique flourish from a book. I've had this photo saved in my pictures for a couple of years now and I cannot remember where I found it. It is lovely with that sweet bird clutching swirls and swoops.
I printed the photo onto copy paper, taped it to my window- I'm so old school- and traced it with a Frixion pen (you can iron it away when you're done!) onto a plain white cotton. It was just something I grabbed from the sewing room.
I worked on the bird while watching Harry Potter last night. Well, more like listening to Harry Potter. My eyes can't do two things at once. I started the flourishes at 12:30. Not a good idea. You can tell they're a bit on the rough side. But, a nice backstitch outline will clean them up perfectly.
I think this is going to take me a while. Gee, that quilt will just have to wait!