I went to see the movie ‘Julia and Julie’ and it gave me a push that I have neglected my Blog this year! I am very sorry but life seems to have overtaken me. But enough of that! Sewing Blogs are not for complaints but for fun. I loved the ‘Julia and Julie’ movie and it strikes me that writing a cooking blog must be so much easier as the results are much faster cooking that sewing! However, I did like the idea of a bit of a challenge.
I have to have some samples for Mandeni Needlework for classes at the end of February - I must have some lavender samples and a pear tree. Let’s see if I can do it!!
I have started my research on making the pears. The historical piece used little turned wooden pears (I know I can buy wooden apple beads but not pear shapes!) and Jane Nicholas made “Fimo” pears for her design in “Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects” but I thought that I would try felt pears.
I decided to research and develop with a slightly larger sized pear and then to work my way down in size. I also tried some new hand-dyed thread by Pam at ‘Cottage Garden Threads’ which I loved. I am also using her thread for the trunk of the tree. I think the results look great!
Then I go smaller and I am still happy!