Andrea

Andrea

there's no place like home

Andrea
Melbourne, Australia

About me...
I am an accountant who is trying to get in touch with her crafty side. Participating in projects like this is helping me in this endeavour. I have a lovely husband and two beautiful (if naughty) dalamatians. I enjoy reading, cooking, attempting to make things and sports of all sorts. I love the idea of the community quilt and am in awe of the contributions this talented bunch of people have submitted.

About my square...
The writing and the outline of the shoes has been embroidered in stem stitch using two strands of metallic thread (not metallic embroidery floss). While easier to use than floss (thanks for the tip Kirsty), it was still hard work. The sequins are individually sewn on with invisible thread and was a very,very slow process. The bow was the easiest bit. I chose the ruby slippers as my theme because I love red shoes, and have a pair that co-workers call my Dorothy shoes. I saw the real ruby slippers at the Smithsonian a couple of years ago and loved the picture that I took. But most importantly, I love the words, because there really is no place like home - not just the place you live in but the people, animals and things that make a home.

6 comments:

Kylie said...

This is so fabulous! Just love it :) K

CurlyPops said...

After seeing this in real life lastnight, I want to cover a pair of my shoes in red sequins!

lisa stubbs said...

This is a brilliant idea, I love your ruby slippers and the beautiful stitched lettering wonderful!

Caroline said...

Wow, this is so way too cute. Absolutely love it, well done!

Yana said...

beautiful! great idea and a job well done :)

Laura said...

You must be a very patient person. Your stitching is perfection and the shoes are so beautiful. Really a standout square.