It is always such a pleasure to open a magazine and see something one embroidered. The creative process and producing a lovely, quality piece of embroidery is the reward but seeing one's work in a magazine is truly the icing on the cake.
In the March 2009 issue of Architectural Digest, on page 96, you see in the foreground two concave sided stools. The tops of these stools are embroidered in a rich complex fill of a design that resembles the plan for an old English garden maze. The fabric is from Manuel Canovas, Inc. and is a wonderful texture in a pleasing shade of blue. Many of the Canovas fabrics are woven with a percentage of rayon - combined with the rayon embroidery thread used with my computerized embroidery machine, the stool tops turned out quite nicely.
The interior designer is Thomas Pheasant of Washington D.C. The project is a home in St. Michael's Maryland on the eastern shore. The client mentioned her love of blue so Mr. Pheasant incorporated that color "the perfect color to pair with the water" says Mr. Pheasant in the article. Of course having the opportunity to participate in this project was much appreciated. Below is a photo of the room's entire two page photo.