Sheryl Eggleston

A Journey of Words and Stitches

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inspiration Blues

This little collection is part of a larger selection of scraps put together for some slow stitch (sewn by hand) ideas. The plan was to show how many different small projects one could create from what we would put in the scrap box. Because I'm so easily distracted, this is as far as this project has progressed!

I pulled out several assorted blues and this pile ended up more in the turquoise range. I have been enamored by turqoise for 2 years running now and I believe it is here to stay.

I found this lovely description about the color turquoise by googling color meanings: "A mix of blue & green, turquoise has a sweet feminine feel while the darker teal shades add lively sophistication."

I'm equally enamored by hearts. Several strips were sewn by hand and then the heart shape was cut out.

The black and turquoise wools were from thrift store garments, taken apart, washed and dried. The heart and dot scallop were appliqued onto the black wool. The black was then buttonholed onto the turquoise wool after the scallop border and small circles were cut out.

Tenative title is "Blue Heart Special". It still may grow with some borders and stitched words, and it definitely needs some fibers and beads.

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