Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ginkgos and geckos

There must be a warp in the time space continuum of my life because I can hardly believe that it is nearing the end of June.  Despite reducing my expectations for what I want to accomplish this summer, I suspect I need to reduce my list even further.  But I have finished a pillow.  After getting the squares stitched down I decided on a palette of threads to embellish the pillow.
Here is the final pillow all sewn up, but without the pillow form inside so you can see the squares.  It is not heavily embellished since it must cater to all the tastes of the household.  DD the younger doesn't like it, but she may just be trying to bug me.  I carried the ginkgo leaf theme to the middle left burgundy square.
I was really pleased with the way the burgundy outline worked on gold in the corners
Because I mixed up ginkgo and gecko one time while trying to explain the design, I decided a gecko should go in the plain square, but then it needed some background so I used more ginkgo leaves.
As it turned out, the pillow was too small and the colour not quite right for the couch it was meant for, but it looks perfect in one of our chairs.  Of course, I make the girls take the pillow off the chair before they sit in it.
Here is our collection of baby geckos by the way - Baby 1, 2a, 2b, 3a, and 3b.  Clutches 4 and 5 are in the incubator and we will soon find out if New Caledonian crested gecko females can store sperm!


Doris said...

the pillow finish is amazing!

i like the baby ginko.

Anonymous said...

I like the baby ginkos too. and the the gecko leaf :). well done! and the finished cushion looks wonderful. can you send your girls over here so they can teach my boys the cushion-taking-off-the-chair trick, please!