So another little Show and Tell then, right? Along with crochet, I've had my hands into another type of needlework this fall. Here is an almost finished work in progress - Swedish Weaving, also known as Huck embroidery, on monk's cloth with cotton yarn. This will be a standard size bed pillow cover. That is, once I find the right fabric for the back and decide on how to finish the edges. What do you think? I've pondered making it a welted pillow or would some sort of braid or cording be better? Decisions, decisions.
And here's a close up scan of the pattern.
I love this particular stitch pattern because it looks like little leafy shapes. I have a massive love for leaves, love to stitch them and paint them ... I do a lot of floral and nature inspired paintings and it's always doing the leaves that makes me so happy. Odd, isn't it? Oh, yes, the blossoms are beautiful and I love them ... but all those amazing shades of green (my favorite color) in the foliage just makes me swoon. I'm a leaf nut.
Well, I got up ridiculously early today and still haven't had my morning cappucino yet. Time to turn on the coffee machine and get crankin' on that foamy milky caffeine-y goodness.
Maybe it willl stop raining this afternoon...
edited at 1:27PM - well, it stopped raining but is still windy and brrrrrrr cold. So, at times like this what does one do? You guessed it, it involves calories and lots of 'em. I made an apple pie.