Topic: Paper Embroidery
When I looked in the online dictionary for the definition of 'quaint' I found this:
Well, I think that definitely describes the pattern I chose to stitch up for this swap. I designed this pattern years ago but haven't stitched it too many times.
Information on the net indicates that Oregon has the most covered bridges of all the western states. At one time there were 700 (they counted only those built for vehicle traffic) but now we are down to 51.
I just love the look of them.
One time I painted one in watercolor, my sister did one in crossstitch and our brother did a lovely photograph - all for our parents - each of use working in our specialty medium. Such fun!
Anyway, I stitched this with appropriate colors - most of the bridges are either red or white.
I mounted it on a grey background along with a couple of borders of lacy printed paper and one of thin red.
A bordered flag sentiment echoes the water color and I added a bronze square sticky-backed 'nail head' set on point.