I have declared my November a S L O W month.
That means I’m going to work on a long-languishing writing project in the mornings and hand-stitching in the afternoons. I have a bunch of embroidery work to do that I love to do, but somehow it regularly gets knocked off the to-do list. Well, not this month.
So, today I finished this:
This was supposed to be for a new garden gate that I made with my husband, but it was too wide. So then, the mantle, I thought. Alas, it’s too wide for our corner mantle (woodstove), so above the deck door it went.
The embellishments are scraps of felted wool sweaters left over from my upcycling phase, and in truth I LOVE love love hand sewing wool bits.
Aside from the binding at the top, there’s very little machine sewing – just three layers of Wonder Under that “glues” the fabric together (love that product).
And here’s a darker shot of the banner that shows the garden beds beyond the deck. It’s put to bed for the winter, but I’m still roasting pie pumpkins for the freezer.