My December Stitch Along Week 2
This week when I wrote up the rules on Thursday I had no idea what I could make to represent the restrictions until at least 24 hours later. Friday morning I had an invite to dinner and a movie with my best ever friend and we had such a memorable evening that I decided to use this for my stitch along tab idea. I collected a few things.
Red and white check always reminds me of a table cloth, not that ours was, but it is a good representation I think. I cut out a couple of fused circles to make a gold rimmed dinner plate, and a rose to represent my most all time favorite movie which we watched. Phantom of the Opera.
First I layered the two fabrics together with the batting fused in between.
Next I added the gold and then white (well almost white) circles, pressed them in place and stitch around both circles twice with gold metallic thread.
My rose had to have a black ribbon, which I didn't have so I figured the next best thing was to make one by cutting a skinny strip of black fabric. I cut to from the selvage so it wouldn't fray and I didn't need to stitch it either. I tied a bow around the stem which I bent slightly and positioned it across the plate. I felt it would show up much better that way.
I edged my tab with white yarn. I was going to use black but I didn't seem to have any and now I think the white probably looks better anyway. I left the yarn long enough for a tie. I can trim it to length later if necessary.
Lastly I added my best friend embellishment to finish it off.
This was fun to make and another memorabilia.