As usual, I have not accomplished everything that I wanted to in the last week. I have kept up with my four 4×4″ squares:
Here is a sneak peek of something new coming soon for all of the hand embroidery lovers:
The background fabric is a dyed vintage damask napkin. I have dyed hundreds of them and have them for sale at the quilt shows. They are easy to stitch through, I usually add a stabilizer to the back side to keep them from shifting and bunching. I love the way that the woven designs are enhanced by the dye, and they add a layer of additional textural interest to a piece with hand stitching. The vintage damask also machine quilts nicely. The damask napkins also find their way into my fabric collages, I use them as a base for adding vintage fancy pieces. They also work nicely in pieced blocks and applique designs.