Come right in, sit down and get comfy.... oh, and bring your handwork!
I love this little nook of my living room. Over the year and a bit that I've been sewing, I've been nesting. It's fun to see the little touches of handmade multiplying, pronouncing layers of love and friendliness and personality into our space. The only catch I'm finding is that it's pretty much my personality. Does anyone else have a husband who's starting to feel smothered in all the fabricy goodness? Ahem.
This over the armchair pincushion is straight from Natalie Chanin's first book Alabama Stitch Book (which, OMG, is on sale for $13.00 - wish I hadn't just bought mine!). It's done in the bloomers stencil with reverse applique on jersey fabric - a fabric which rolls when cut rather than fraying like woven quilting cotton. It takes a good bit of time to do all that stitching, but I love the process. Making something so imminently practical and destined to be seen was totally motivating too.
So, my only misgiving is that my version seems to have come out different than Natalie's. I think I got the dimensions off somewhere or maybe it just looks funny on my big ol' couch arm. But, whatever, I'm only going to say that once and now move on. I do really love the plum and nude on our wine red couch. Sisters on the color wheel always make me happy!
I'm excited to use this, but I haven't decided what I'll be hand-stitching next. What are you working on?