The eyes of violets are filled with dreams.
I am home from my trip to stay with my sister and her husband in Napier, had some very relaxing days and of course I went to the interesting shops like Heirlooms, JJ's Crafts, Aaran's Emphorium and St Beads, in fact they were the only shops I went to. At Aaran's I was able to get the very heavy weight vilene it is stiff like cardboard and I wanted it to make the pages for my Needlework Masters SAL book. The book is to have one page each month showing two differnt techniques, I also plan to include a small beetle on each page carrying through from the cover. Here is my January page which has the theme of violets.
The main embroidery is cross stitch and the design is my own "Posy of Violets"with the quote........
.....tiny fragrant jewels... treasures from my garden
The second embroidery is a blackwork butterfly stitched in purple tonings,I have the chart for this if anyone is interested some years ago I created this butterly after being inspired by a small sketch in an old magazine. The beetle is mounted on the same purple silk that I made the little violet flowers from, the beetle uses Colourstreams Sadi thread Check, this is a metal thread and my visit to J J's in Napier gave me the opportunity to stock up on these threads for the future.
Scrapbooking the page added to the presentation and made it more fun. I am now planning for next month.