Lured into the thrift shop again ....
.... and found these rather eye-catching embroideries of two famous London landmarks.
They were framed, about 13" x 11" and cost £1 each. That's about $1.50. So you can see I would be in two minds about investing! Doesn't it seem a shame that they were discarded by someone?
The embroideries were covered in what I think are known as 'thunder flies'. Those teeny black specks of wildlife, who, every summer, round up a couple of hundred chums, set up camp under the glass of your pictures and then die there. So I took the frames apart and gave the fabric a gentle dusting off and had a good close look at the embroidery.
The stitching really does convey the impression that the edifices were sketched in pastels or charcoal. Though the linen is really a light grey colour, my photos taken on a dull dull day don't do the work justice.Now I'm thinking: do I clean up the glazing and frames and pop them back in to protect them, or shall I perhaps make a couple of cushions, with the embroideries as an appliqued panel, and maybe risk getting the stitches snagged? We haven't got any clawed and furry friends in the house, so they wouldn't be exposed to any rough-and-tumble.
So, blogfriends, what's your advice? Any shy lurkers like to offer an opinion? Ooooh, go on!