The 25th of the month means it's PTI blog hop time! This month's challenge is all about embroidery floss.
"For the March Blog Hop we are challenging you to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up!"
You can check out all the details and list of participants here.
Because of my 30 years of teaching, certain pieces of literature became part of me. I cannot think of embroidery and sewing without thinking Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and this quotation. " It was the art--then as now, almost the only one within a woman's grasp--of needlework." Let me date myself even more my saying, "We've come a long way, baby!"
Besides my artistic attempts with crayons, embroidery, learned from my mother and grandmother when I was quite young, was my early artistic expression. I still have some of my first pieces along with beautiful pieces embroidered by my mother and grandmother. One of my treasured pieces is a baby quilt made for either my sister or me which hangs in our upstairs hallway.
This challenge meant it was time for me to hone my embroidery stitches.
The inspiration for this first simple card was a crisp white embroidered pillow case.
For a second card the embroidery floss is used on the embellishment.
The base for the flower was made using the scalloped die from. the Limitless Layers 1 3/4 Collection I strategically cut a doily pattern from patterened paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop. Even though the die is solid, you can hold it and the paper up to a light to aid in placement of the pattern. The bottom layer of the base is Pure Poppy cs cut with a die from the Doily Details Collection.
Enjoy the hop!