“So, what are you going to do with the finished project?” – this is a question I get quite often about a lot of the embroidery projects I work on! Truth is, I don’t always DO something with a piece of embroidery. Sometimes, it just goes into a sample binder, so that I can refer to it for demonstrations and so forth. I was thinking the rooster would probably go the same route. I had no plans for him. And by the time I finished working on him, I had learned what I wanted to learn and was (admittedly) a bit weary of the feathered beast. But then…. but then…. nothing feels quite so good as a finished project, when it’s really finished. In the deep recesses of my mind, I remembered something I had bought last year, and I decided to serve the rooster up – on a platter! Actually, it’s a tray.
Last spring, I participated in a needlework shop hop, and while hopping hither and thither between shops, I acquired a red Sudberry tray. Sudberry makes beautiful wooden boxes, trays, trivets, and other finishing accessories for needlework. You can find quite a slew of them available through Nordic Needle under “Finishing Accessories.”
I love this square tray! I love it for its redness and its squareness. (I’m a sucker for red!) I bought it, thinking that someday, I’d make something just perfect to display under the glass. The rooster was by no means my plan.
But for some reason, when considering what to do with the rooster, the tray popped into my mind. When I dug it out, I saw that it’s 9.5″ square size would probably house the rooster pretty darned well.
And, lo! Methinks it might! This isn’t mounted in the tray yet. I need to cut some mounting board to fit, and then lace the rooster onto it. Then I’ll fit it together and see what the finished product looks like. If I like it, I suspect I’ll keep it in the tray for now! So far, I like it!
What do you think? Good choice? Or …. should I consider a different finish?