|velvet over embroidered|
in kashmiri chain stitch
|close up of embroidery motif|
Using a lovely piece of kashmiri chain stitch embroidered velvet I bought years ago in India, I finally made up the decorative bed throw cover I had always meant to make. After searching about in my fabric stash holdings (which are now considerable in variety of choice), I found some sari silk, finely woven and of a colour perfect for backing the embroidered velvet piece.
|the completed velvet & silk|
throw, put in place
|Pookie won't get off the throw|
(I keep taking him off, he comes right back),
he likes the silk lined side too
|Winston's turn on the |
velvet & silk throw
Displayed on the bed too are some lovely pillow covers I made out of linen prints. Gorgeous cherub in soft aquamarine blue on natural linen, with linen coloured pompom trims. And a gorgeous rose and raspberry print on a teal linen ground, with small velvet piping trim in a pale fawn colour.
|linen pillow covers, my designs !|
To complete my afternoon enhancing the aesthetics of my surroundings, here is a small vignette that sits in my office, on top of a small bookcase. A vintage style clock, lovely encaustics paintings by Jacqueline Coates showing a day and dusk scene, and three old style paint brushes with green handles that I acquired in China a year or so ago.
|vignette arrangement on top of bookshelf|