That's the status of my latest home portrait! Phew! This one asked for a LOT more hand stitching than I initially expected, thus the longer time frame. Well, that and life's interruptions too. But it is done and here for viewing and on it's way to it's owner very shortly. A few details to share first:
loved this handwritten quote
house arches
it takes a special person to live with a legs statue in the garden
it was a lovely diversion to stitch so many flowers
The owner of this home provided me with any wonderful fabrics and papers. In the end I am glad that I chose to use more fabrics than papers as it made the intense hand stitching much easier. She also provided me with a gazillion photos to choose from for the composition, winnowing them down was challenging. So many photos of the luscious gardens that I just had to include as many flowers as possible and thoroughly enjoyed stitching them.
Memphis 2013© Natalya Aikens
To see the evolution of this home portrait click on the Memphis tag below the post or click here. To see other home portraits in progress click here. To get your own home portrait visit my website for the details.

Thank you for coming along on this journey!