a gift

The season of gift giving is upon us and I have a gift for you. Yes you! December is my birthday month and once again I decided to pursue the shameless quest for birthday wishes by offering a gift for my blog readers and newsletter subscribers. I am making a new small artwork specifically for that purpose. At the moment it is still in the stitching stage and I have some teaser pictures below of how it's coming along. The finished piece will be revealed on Monday, December 17th (my actual birthday) and the lucky winner will be announced that day too. Watch for my newsletter this Friday with more details!

I chose my photograph of a window in St. Petersburg, Russia, and this is what's been done to it so far.
it started like this
then I made it teal
and decided it needed more background
somehow the background became winter like.. must be December influence.
then there was a possibility of three
a double layer of chiffon was what I liked best
pinned onto white silk shantung and ready for machine stitching
machine stitched
hand stitching in progress
 Tune in on December 17th for the reveal!