"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
One of my first thoughts when the new theme was revealed was of Southern Comfort liquor. How much of that did I consume in my younger years?!!?? But I can’t say that it gave me much “comfort” – in fact it often gave me discomfort in my college days! My home provides me great comfort - family, mementos, pictures, quilts and quilting are centered there. These compose my nest where I am most comfortable. I was inspired by the plantation label of a Southern Comfort bottle but added my home and tweaked the design to portray my new Southern Home Sweet Home.
Using a black and white copy of a picture of the house, I drew a pattern on my background fabric and embroidered the piece with embroidery thread. Black beads and shading with a fabric pen were used to complete the scene. A black bias strip of fabric encircles the home and trees. Hand quilting was done in the background in a grid design. The piece is gallery wrapped on a frame my husband constructed.