I took advantage of the yucky day yesterday and curled up on the couch to finish my Genesis lyrics embroidery project.
Duchess is one of my favorite Genesis songs; it's from their Duke album which was released back in 1980.
Here are the lines of the song that I chose to stitch. I set them in a typeface called Fling. (You might recognize Fling from Martha Stewart's now-defunct Blueprint magazine.) If you love Fling, you can download it for free here.
Next I placed my fabric on top of the printed lyrics, and traced over the words using my disappearing ink pen. You can see the blue pen marks on this in-progress photo.
I just had to spritz the piece with water when I finished stitching and these marks just vanished! Those disappearing ink pens are so handy.
Here are a few close-up shots:
And here's the finished piece:
Next up: I'm working on a design with a dancing crane theme for my very amazing acupuncturist. More soon!