|Martha Edlin reproduction panel|
I've made another finial pin cushion, this one especially for the above mentioned Marianne. It was a Christmas gift and I held off posting photos so that she wouldn't see it here before opening it on Christmas morning. The colors are much more bold than my first finial and they were inspired by Marianne's blue and yellow kitchen and the red pillows in her living room. The stitching is actually a line drawing of the design painted on the finial. When I used to make Ukrainian eggs I always worked out a design on graph paper first, using colored pencils to choose the palette. If the design on the finial was unwrapped and laid flat, it would look like the line drawing stitched on the pin cushion.
Happy, healthy, prosperous and blessed 2012, everyone!