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Every Inchie Monday


Today's Every Inchie Monday theme is maudlin. It's meaning...

adjective
1. tearfully or weakly emotional, foolishly sentimental
2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkeness

I decided to depict sentimental with embroidered flowers and lace on felt. I added some eyes peeking out of the lace....watching, waiting, probably tearfully.

I have discovered I can work on these little pieces more easily if I start with a larger piece of fabric and mark a square inch in the middle. I then sew and embroider while having more room to manipulate the fabric through the sewing machine or in my hand. When I am finished I trim it down to size. For those of you wondering how I didn't sew through my fingers, now you know!

If you would like to see more inchies go to Every Inchie Monday.

13 comments:

Dolores said...

I like your inchie. Thanks for the tip on doing it on a bigger piece first.

Kris said...

This is lovely Susan. It made me think of Victorian ladies...who sat and embroidered, probably feeling oh so maudlin.

Deborah said...

This is incredibly beautiful! Thanks for the tip!

Bea said...

Excellent tip and I hope you didn't have to learn it by sewing through your fingers, first! lol :)Bea

Suztats said...

Lovely inchie! And thanks for the tip.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Pretty! I would still have sewn my fingers into it though.

Linda said...

This is the prettiest inchie I've seen so far. Pretty to look at. I didn't do an inchie because everything made me think sad thoughts. I do love inchies and yours is just lovely. Linda

Joanne Huffman said...

So cool to see your beautiful interpretation.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Hey! Thant's a great idea... starting on a larger piece of fabric...still very challenging to embroider!!! LOVE it! Lezlei

farmlady said...

This is so lovely. It looks "old" or vintage.
What fun to do and what a great idea to use a bigger piece of fabric while you're working on the piece.

Kimmie said...

That's amazing .... Especially after realizing the size of it!! Maudlin is a funny word to me personally .... My mom used to accuse me of that all the time! I think I was a mopey and lovesick teenager at the time :)

Dorthe said...

How very beautifull-
I love it.
xo Dorthe

Cat said...

This is gorgeous, you are so talented 7 I love your interpretation!