Years ago we have been in Tunesia for a winter holiday. And also there browsing a "flea market" like we do everywhere. Don't ask me where in Tunesia it was because I can't remember the place.
A jacket caught my eye because it was sewn together of wonderful old Javanese pieces of printed cotton. It reminded me of a journey to Bali and Java several years ago.
|some patches already embellished are looking like that...|
I took it.....it was cheap. I thought to wear it in the French Vosges. But it showed that it was not warm enough though it was padded thickly. I never took a photo.
So a year ago or so I decided to part from it, but I still liked the patches. I cut them out and stuck them on a matching background (I used wonder-under, which normally is fantastic to work with) and started to embroider them, but .......
It was hard to stitch through the layers and this is the reason I burried it very deep under similar stuff. Ufos.
It was not comfortable to work on this project. I very gladly forgot about it.
But it happened that I remembered the existence of something unfinished and....
|Machine stitched parts|
"talking" with Deanna resulted in machine quilting over the hard patches - however a few French knots here and there were manageable and seed stitching. Thanks to Deanna who caused the kick-off.
|added hand embroidery|
So now I will call this my Play Cloth (until I find a better name) and stitch on it whenever I feel like it.
I am also knitting - a few rows in the evening - not too much, they say it makes you nervous - a fact that keeps you from sleeping - but I suppose also other things keep me from sleeping .........
|100 g of wool went into the back by now|
The colour is not real but it is nicer to see - picture taken on the east side of our house when the sun was shining on the other side - in the west.
This is more like the real colour.
That's it for today.