I love embroidery. Especially when it is applied to furniture. So when I came to Nicola Mascall's table at the Kensington show, I could not resist buying this beautiful chair (made by David Booth) with 'Rose Garland' embroidery on the seat.
It looks so pretty in the Salon of my first Canal House!
My second purchase from Nicola Mascall was an embroidered cushion with a lovely plump red cat on it. I actually bought it with the intention of giving it as a thank you to Elly, as she let me ride with her to the show in Rheda, Germany (a nearly 8 hour round trip!).
But when I got to Elly's house and looked at one of her beautiful dolls houses, I immediately spotted something I recognized...the very same pillow. Oh well, I could have guessed...Elly loves cats and is a very accomplished needleworker.
I will have to think of something else for Elly. The pillow is now finding a spot in my own dolls house. It looks rather nice in the study where it matches nicely with the tiger rug I bought earlier this year.
I'll tell you more about the tiger rug in another post. I am trying to get some full sized painting done outside, but the rain is forcing me to take breaks. It has cleared again, so I'm going back out there!
I make it sound like I am braving terrible conditions, but come on, it's supposed to be summer and it's 13 degrees...!