Friday, June 11, 2010
Sign for my Tia
Last week at home I did next to nothing (exactly what I'd planned). I love the sleepy feeling of lazing around in the air conditioning, taking walks in the heat, taking long showers, eating cold things.
One of the very few things I did was make this little sign for my Tia, who wasn't feeling well.
I'd purchased a big stack of felt from Hobby Lobby, and had on hand 5 threads I brought with me.
"You travel with your supplies?" my brother noted, with much amusement. Why yes, I do. I pulled out a big sketch book and proceeded to make a huge mess of little cuttings and loose threads. I love the process of making things - that I can make a simple plan, then a huge mess, then create very quietly. I sewed and hummed while the AC cranked away and I forced everyone to listen to Eydie Gorme.
I used all 6 strands for the main embroidery, so it would stand out:
I used 2 strands to embroider around the edges of the individual letters, as they were small:
Sewed different colors to the backs of all the letters, and hung them with bright reddish-pink embroidery floss:
I put hearts on the back of Tia (since she's Tia to me, but just Berta to my mom, her sister). It says (in Spanish, of course): Te queremos mucho Tia Berta, or We love you very much Aunt Berta. I found some beautiful bright flowers at the local Wal-Mart and we took her the sign, the flowers, and a box of paletas from our favorite paleteria. It was a sweet end to a lazy week.