Modern Interpretations of Historic Design V begins May 13th at the LeDuc Historic Estate and runs through the end of June. Entrants were asked to create a modern piece based on one of the LeDuc designs. Florence and Alice LeDuc started a cottage industry in Hastings, Minnesota creating lovely embroidered designs for sale from 1888 to the mid-1920's. You can read about them in this article from the Minnesota Historical Society.
The designs are wonderful and I decided to make a table runner based on their "3 Hopping Bunnies" design, and love how it turned out! It did take me something like 10 tries just to get 4 corners the way I wanted them. The first 4 were too small, second 2 were OK, the next 2 were backwards and had to be re-stitched, but they finally cooperated. We all have days like that. All I can do is laugh at my blunders.
|Spring Bunnies table runner 15.5 x 47 inches|
Blog posts will be few and far-between for a while now. I'm switching out my computer because Google no longer supports the operating system on my good old reliable. Though I have the new computer up and running, none of my photos or software has been transferred yet. So every once in a while, like today, I fire up the old computer and do a few things.
There are other priorities too. Our first grandchild is due to make an appearance any day now. Can't wait to see what joy Grandparenting will bring into our lives! I hear it's highly recommended. (wink)