I have to say that this piece was a real labor of love and I am so pleased with how it turned out. Time consuming...yes...worth it...double yes! One of my creative goals this year is to create more elaborate bases for my characters with the addition of cross stitched motifs and fancy needlework.
I am so excited about a cross stitch designing program I purchased...hoping to put it to good use this year...I was in the middle of reading this programs tutorials when I managed (what a dunce) to spill a good amount of coffee on my keyboard...LOL, the new computer is being shipped as we speak...I guess computers don't like coffee as much as I do!
"Rabbit in the Rose Garden" is part of my January Blue Bayou series. I stitched the design with Valdany variegated blue floss on white cross stitch fabric...2 over 2 threads; the pattern is an antique pattern I have modified for my own use; the two tuffets have thin tea stained chenille yarn sewn around their edges.
Last but not least...both tuffets were created with new and recycled wool fabric...and one lovely pearl button.
I still plan on having a small blog sale soon...been nursing a really bad case of tendonitis in my working arm...which is driving me bonkers...so I have been kind of slow to get things completed.
I will leave you with these parting words...