I haven’t written anything in a while so I thought that it might be fun to share a few of my ‘works in progress’. As one might imagine, I have many.
First, a beautiful kit that I purchased a few years ago. It was produced by a company in France, called Royal Paris. I noticed the kits that they produce a few years ago. They are very beautiful and the ones that I have purchased have been very, very large. This is a super challenge for me as I have been blessed with ADD.
As much as I enjoy working on a beautiful kit, I quickly lose interest. Although, I usually ‘cycle’ my work and come back to these projects, over time.
Pictured below is a shot of a ‘Spring Sampler’ type kit that I purchased. I have worked on it a bit, here and there. The linen is very nice quality. The thread is also very fine quality. I find that the instructions tend to be lacking and a bit confusing at times. As you can see from the photo, this kit was designed by a French embroidery artist named Cecil Vessiere. It is quite lovely. I should finish it one day.
I have a few pillow cases that I have been working on. Above, is one of the ‘vintage style’ pillowcases that I have been working on. I have found that these pre-printed pillowcases are often constructed of very poor quality fabric. I usually embroider this type of pillow case for my daughter but I have to admit that I feel a bit guilty in giving her such a poor quality pillow case. The pillowcase above was designed and stitched by yours truly. It’s a very simple design which was inspired by a beloved floral print. I came up with a design and traced it with a transfer pen.
I used some very nice, high thread count pillow cases as these were a gift for my mother-in-law. I am happy with how they turned out overall. Very simple design, simple stitches, nice bright colors. And they coordinated well with my mother-in-law’s sheets since they were my inspiration. What do you think?