I had stitched two pieces of larger charts recently, with the idea that I would put them on the little thread holders/paddles by Jon's Woodworks. So, that is what I have to show you today! I learned how to put them together from this, so I see many more in the future! Love them!
First up I stitched part of the Homespun Elegance chart, 'Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework'. The thread holder is made of Lacewood or Leopardwood, which is grown in Australia, the southern US and some tropic zones. It has a very unique grain pattern that resembles a bunch of light colored cells on a light reddish brown wood. Hand turned and finished by none other than my son, Jon!
Then I stitched a part of Lizzie Kate's 'Liberty Sampler' and it is sitting on a Bloodwood (Satine) thread holder. This exotic wood is native to Tropical South America, and has a red to crimson color that deepens to a darker brownish red when exposed to light and air in its natural state. It is one of the smaller ones, and is so very cute if I do say so myself!
Well, I am now going to try to do more finishing! Hope you are enjoying the day off if you are here in the states!