Back to the substance, the embroidery, as you can see I have finished my colourful piece. What do you think? I made these little flaps for the edge, partly because I like them but also to give it some length. They are so simple to make yet are so effective and it's great to create a contrast to the main piece, little parts of the pattern seperated out.
my little pocket is fastened with hooks and eyes. The pocket itself is created from the very first piece I made in this colour scheme. Taking you way, way back to the first days of my documented ramblings, do you remember the significance of the pockets? To remind you, (or maybe bore you to sleep) pockets, folds, pleats etc etc are all a way of expressing my desire to protect my children and the emotions associated with motherhood. A way of keeping them private, hidden and safe. I didn't just flip and place a random, useless pocket on this piece, there is method in my madness! I need to hold onto that, being housebound allows you time to think and thinking, (if you are unstable!!) leads to creative angst but I am not going to go there today, maybe next time if I am feeling more human.
and finally, images of the back. The text is partly visible on the front and forms the whole of the back. Once again.......what do you think?
Now an illustration of what a terrible business woman I am and why I will never be worth millions. I want to plug my shop. My shop is so quiet at the moment. I am embarrassed mentioning my shop. Why is that? Is it an English thing? Reserved and all that? Some people are experts at it and I admire them. Anyway I've done it, now I'm off to hide under a blanket.