I also wanted to mention we were asked by the textile museum to be part of their re design event taking place this fall - they asked designers and architects to redesign and re-imagine Louis XVI-style armchairs. we already got our chair and john is in the process of stripping it to it's bare minimum, the chairs are quite big so we will have our hands busy. I will show you pictures closer to the event.
when I went to the textile museum in may for their annual yard sale - I picked up this piece of heavy weight linen with all this embroidery. my intention was to embroider on top of it, but I decided to cut it up and make three small oblong pouches. I really like the quality of the stitches and how it is fragmented. they are for sale here.