(Cipher is one letter, Monogram is more than 1, usually 2 or 3)
April showers bring May flowers........... but alas, no rain in southern California! I love to sit and stitch in the rain, and when I lived in KY, TX, OH, (we moved around a lot when I was growing up), there was always plenty of springtime rain! I did not really appreciate it until I moved to CA and then there wasn't any!
Even though there is no rain, this week I have been sitting and stitching. I am working on my class projects for my new class proposals. For once I am early (deadline is June 1, which is still 7 WEEKS AWAY!!!). The project that I just finished is called Monogrammed Memo.
It is made out of a gold silk dupioni with a gold and white striped silk dupioni for the pockets on the inside.
The inside is also made out of silk dupioni - a gold and white stripe pattern. I also used the strip to make piping for the cover.
My initial on the front has several different types of embroidered flowers, all made with bullions. When I started working on this, I pulled out some of my antique embroidery alphabet books. I have about 20-30 of these books. They are all French and printed in the early 1900s, with all different styles of alpahabets.
This one of the pages - you can see 4 more alphabet styles - along with border designs that run along the side of the page.
More and more............sometimes it may be the same style, just a different size.
This alphabet is a bit larger, with no floral accents.
I am pinning a ton of embroidered monograms over the next week on Pinterest! Follow me on Pinterest and you will see them as I post them. I am working my way through the alphabet - I finished A-E tonight and will work o some more tomorrow.