First, though, I am loving the comments left about the poetry and am glad to hear that people are enjoying the poems. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the poetry~more to come this month!
I finally finished-finished the Irish moss embroidery that I finished stitching over two weeks ago.
As I did with the circles piece, I sewed this around a piece of bookbinding board. It was sitting around, waiting for me to finish another small piece, so I could truss them up at the same time. Here's the other one.
That's really just some trippy sort of fun I stitched up, just because. This time, my back labels are slightly better. Definitely more legible, I think.
I've considered using a piece of felt on the back instead, and gluing it on...and while that might be slightly neater overall, I wonder if the glue will hold, plus it would require a label sewn onto the felt, plus I think it would be thicker overall. So while this method is more time-consuming, because it's stitched on by hand, and slightly wonky in places (because it's stitched on by hand, and sewing against a hard board isn't so easy), I'm sticking with it for now.
I'm planning on dropping these off for a local gallery's 4x6 fundraiser. Hmm. I hope they're suitable. (All those insecurities, you know.) I'm liking this size, though. I think these could fit into a frame, no glass or extra backing necessary, just the embroidery around the board. Maybe I'll move up to 5x7 next and see how that feels.
I'm linking up with the creative folks again this week...