Saturday, July 3, 2010


What a wonderful feeling to cross something off the list of "UFOs" (unfinished objects of the crafty variety)! Many years ago, I started working on a cushion top -- a Kaffe Fassett needlepoint cushion with a fat, happy Buddha on it. I bought some gorgeous shot dupioni silk to make the back of it, and decided I wanted to hand embroider the backing with some of the same little Chinese cloud designs that pepper the background of the needlepoint front. I could never seem to get up the guts to dive into the embroidery, perhaps because the silk was just too pretty...or perhaps because I had never really attempted embroidery to any serious degree. Well, I finally decided to take the plunge, and here are the results: