November 29, 2006

Mother's Day

Or, mother-in-law's day in this case. This is a lovely Freud applique I made for my fabulous psychologist m-i-l who is fond of commenting "Freud would have a field day with this!" whenever anyone's crazy rears its head. I basically free-handed the whole portrait, as I am wont to do, and then sewed it to a canvas tote from the Gap and embroidered the lettering (also free-hand). And let me tell you, something, my friends. Embroidering through stiff canvas? Not that much fun on the fingers. But all worth it for the conversation piece that this thing has apparently become.