I have been planning this in my head for over a year, and it is nearing completion at last! Bwa-ha-ha!
I think the many, many iterations of design I went through in my head helped it go together much faster than it would’ve otherwise. This represents two days’ work, right here. I am a woman whose fingers are on fire, yo.
I’ve always been a little crap at hanging on to works in progress and doing a Big Reveal when they’re totally finished. In this case, I’m so thrilled with how it’s coming along there was really no way I was going to be able to wait. Just a little more of the yarn embroidery (floss wasn’t likely to read from far away, and this piece is destined for the brick wall behind the counter at the shop), fill in the rest of the tag line, and the applique stitches on the giant needle, and it’s done!
I really think this is my favorite thing I’ve ever sewed. And that’s sayin’ something. Am pretty sure my support staff feels the same way:
Project details: The background is patchworked from Kona cotton (color: papaya, or as I call it, Whipstitch yellow) and a few bits of Happy Campers from Moda. The large text is appliqued Kona cotton (color: black), and the applique stitches are through all three layers (the patchwork, a layer of poly batting, and a white Kona backing. The red text is embroidered with DMC six strand floss (color: medium red), and the needle is appliqued from a fat quarter of French General’s Rouennieries collection. The outlining flourishes are embroidered using Peaches & Creme kitchen cotton yarn.