I have a couple of finishes to share today. My toe operation was put back by a day and so I had a free day to sew on Tuesday. I finished my Malta cloth and a little bracelet bag (a kit from EuroJapan Links).
here, here, and here. I used the piece of eco-dyeing that I did in Malta as the backing and bordered it with a batik to represent the island being in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. I couched a bright cord within the border to represent the many festas and the big carnival that takes place on Malta.
boro cloth to stitch during my convalescence I have this lovely piece of dyed cloth to stitch into. It is a piece of kimono silk that I eco-dyed with Nat in Fujino, using moss, leaves and bark that I collected when we visited a shrine in the foothills of Mount Fuji.
Carin sent me, it is a very fine perle thread and the green is perfect with the dyed fabric. The paler threads at the top are YLI and Daruma silks. I shall also be using some heavier threads that Blandina gave me when we were in Fujino so this is going to be another piece that is full of memories. I think about those people and places as I stitch.