October 2, 2008

The Elephant and the Donkey

I'm spending way too much time and emotional energy following political current events right now...Above is an embroidered elephant from a vintage tablecloth in my collection.

I don't have any donkeys in my collection, but I do have this wonderful embroidered panel of two horses. I like the way the texture of their coats is done with lots of short straight stitches, in waves of color:

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