If I were a carpenter,
I would be a "Finish Carpenter".
It is the finish work,
and all the extra detail
that goes into a piece
that I enjoy the most .
It is what makes someone want to pick the item up
take a closer look...
run their fingers through a tiny, little fringe tassel...
The finish must nicely accent the piece,
without being overwhelming.
It is a fine balance.
I like to combine different materials,
for varying textures,
it is calming to my eye....
I like to mix old with new...
Or finish the piece into something useful,
a place to rest our needle or pins
is always fun.
A finish that can
become our stitching companion...
A pattern finish is always close at hand when I am to this step...
may just be another reason that I enjoy finish work!
The end is in sight.
An idea from a sketchpad
is now in full color...
With thy Needle & Thread,