We also visited my father-in-law as we hadn't seen him since October of last year. While we were there I saw the memory quilt that I made for him to celebrate his 90th birthday.
He has it hanging in the kitchen. As I looked at it, I kept thinking that there was something 'missing' from the scene..... something that I had felt when I finished it but, that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
I decided to add some hand embroidery to the lower edge of the quilt beneath the tree. To me it seemed to 'ground' the tree and somehow balanced the whole quilt. I was pleased that I had added the stitches but, more importantly, my father-in-law liked the additions too. They were all stitched using variegated hand-dyed fine silk thread from Stef Francis.
I really enjoyed working on this while I was waiting for various flights. It made the time just fly by! This was also stitched using variegated hand-dyed fine silk thread from Stef Francis.
Since I've been home I have trimmed off the excess background fabric and have framed it.
I now have three of these beautiful embroideries in my sewing room. I love them all!!