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Does anybody remember the amusing old song from the 1950s and 60s "A Sewing Machine is a Girl's Best Friend". It started something like this:
"Oh! A sewing machine, a sewing machine is a girl's best friend,
If I didn't have my sewing machine I'd have come to no good end.
A bobbin, a bobbin, a wheel, a wheel, I while away the day,
By night I feel so weary that I never get out to play."
In my opinion this lass is never going to get the thread through that needle!
This lovely geisha is my offering for the Take a Word theme of "Sewing", with artificial silk fabric for the central panel.
When I made this wall-hanging, I left the puffy cream silk background as a cushiony contrast to the extensive machine embroidery on the clothes. Sadly it doesn't photograph well, and perhaps I should originally have made the decision the quilt the background as well.
The image was taken from a beautiful card, but I've lost my record of who the artist was, so I apologise for not crediting it.
In Photoshop I selected the legs from a photograph I had taken of a young friend, repeated it to form a design and then printed it out onto the cream cotton fabric ready for quilting with random free-machine quilting on the sewing machine. For the challenge I've added a red border and the word "Legs" in Photoshop.