After practicing on a piece of card board cut to the size of the space available, I used my new favorite marking pen (Sewline) to "write" "Choose Life" Deuteronomy 30:19 in preparation for embroidering it. You may need to enlarge the photo to see the pen line.
This piece was inspired by a Jo Diggs' article in the May 1994 McCall's Quilting Magazine that I acquired at a Fiber Arts Alliance exchange. I plan to hand applique it and then later embellish and probably a verse. OOOO a hand project again!
This beautifully pieced wall hanging was a gift from my friend Carol R. Thanks Carol. I want to hang it diagonally and am looking for some options for hanging sleeve(s). Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.
Back to the batik remnant bin for this background which is ready for some embellishments and a verse. How can you go wrong with purple?? I like this much better than the one from yesterday and it flowed together much easier also.
As I was praying yesterday about how I haven't had much energy to really create a new piece of art, I was reminded that creating a new piece of art would give me more energy. SO, I used my Zigbrushables to write a verse on some swirly paper, cover that with PVA adhesive, then paint a wash over it to make it bluer. Toile, buttons, black paint, fiber and black seed beads on 2 binding borders and a standing sheep combine for this little piece of energy. What do you think? It's 8 X 10 and will be sewn to a canvas after I paint it black.
I didn't see it until I was photographing the verse on this piece. That is when I realized that I forgot the word "you". It said, "Fear not: I am with." Isn't that true in our hearts sometimes. We remember that God is with others but forget He is with us - me! It's fixed now but I didn't get a new photograph before submitting it to the Fair.
***Praise God our Internet is working again. *** I've added sashing strips, and pinned some tiny praire points to this piece. I'll open the seams and insert them and sew again. I also need to decide on a verse for this bright and happy piece. Any suggestions?