there's no place like home
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.