I have the privilege of writing the last page of every issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery. The page is called “A Closer Look” and features my miniatures in unexpected settings – preferably related to machine embroidery. That, dear readers, is a tall order. But it’s a challenge I enjoy.
The theme for this particular issue was monogramming so I decided that my miniatures must incorporate monogrammed pillows. I stitched an obvious monogram – my initials, RDH. I auditioned the pillow on a rocking chair I happened to have in my stash of useful treasures. The photo below was just a quick snapshot.
Below is a behind the scenes look at the initial set-up for the shot. The clouds weren’t intended to be part of the photo. I figured I could crop the photo.
I spent quite a bit of time perfecting the shot. In the end, I switched to a warmer, ‘cabin’ feel and I got rid of my RDH pillow. The other pillows feature my friends’ monograms and interests. Yes, I really do have a friend named Jessica who likes flamingos!
Visit Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog to read my narrative for the final shot featured above and a short explanation on the embroidery designs featured. The designs are free if you own Perfect Embroidery Pro software.