I am a big fan of Joan Rivers - NOT for her use of foul
language - but for her sense of taste and style. I see her in lovely items that I wish I
had. She is actually just about 5'
2" is a wisp of a woman but she definitely packs a lot of power in that
I am doing this project in honor of her birthday - June 8, (Look
it up if you want more information.)
The other day, she was on QVC which I only watch when Joan
is on, and showing some terrific wardrobe items. As she was doing her usual funny lines, she
got serious for a moment and said "tell her to use turquoise and mint
green together." I don't know who
she meant that for, but as far as I am concerned, it was for ME!
Then my mind was spinning with ideas of what I wanted to do
in those colors. If Joan says to use
them, that is good enough for me! I did
start out with this pillow:
I love the pop of color and enjoy "The Big Bang
Theory" as well. It is my newest
favorite item in my home!
Then, it came time for my blog. The turquoise and mint was calling me
again. So, I found some scraps, a
turquoise fabric (scrap from the above pillow) and mint thread from my Madeira
(this link is for a NEW collection created by a colorist! and has the perfect
mint green.) collection.
I was in an embossing mood and found this Fleur
de lis here at AnnTheGran: I was in love with it at first sight.
Then I gathered my items. I am using a scrap piece of foam
as well. It will give a little puffiness
to the project.
I did my sewing - I figured you know what that looks
like . . . . And, I began my trim with my appliqué
scissors. No one does scissors
like Gingher! I really like the fact
that there is a little edge after the cut because it makes it just a little
And the completed project - - (drum roll please!)
I can see this on a tote, jacket, pair of jeans, just about
anything that can be embroidered. (I
have discovered that a spider web is absolutely, not embroidery material!)
(I hope you don't mind that these are not embroidery, after all, a tip is a tip!!)
For the Holiday weekend, some of us will be working around the house. It is sort of traditional. It goes with Spring House Cleaning.
I love to work in the yard, the beautiful weather calls to me.