I hand sewed the letter I wrote of explanation to my young cousin Amy about her Great Grandmother Ella on the back of the Ella quilt wall hanging. (I know you must be tired of hearing about this piece by now...but for my own journaling purposes I post this). The hand stitching is not so neat...I do better on machine me thinks...but it is what it is...used sparkly gold thread which I like. It's done on Computer Printer Fabric using my Epson printer. The text is taken from what I have written to you here on my blog in past blogs with some editing.
Last night I embroidered my full name in the bottom right hand corner on the black border in bright yellow like the flowers and then the year, 2008, up the side in same corner, also in yellow. Gives it a little more sparkle.
I guess it's really done now...and it's time to kiss her goodbye. Send her off in the mail to my Cousin Amy and hope for the best! ;-) ;-( :-0
I can't believe the emotions, and memories that were evoked from making this piece. It really was a journey. I wish I could know how long it will last in our family, how many will care and care for it? I'm pretty sure Amy will.
On Saturday I was also creative. I started piecing some fabric collage pieces around (children's fabrics with animals, bugs, leaves and flowers, and fairy people (sewing, gardening, cooking, like their grandma, well except for the cooking ;-) and photos of my grandchildren peeking out from all these pieces. I wasn't sure it was coming along well at all until I photographed it. And then it looked delightful all of a sudden. But I can't post it because it has the kids photos full face on it. Too bad. Very cute if I do say so myself. Not sewn yet at all...just pieces laying there on a sheet of muslin cloth.
Feels good to be being creative again...even if it feels as though it's moving much slower than before...maybe a more normal pace? Lots of thinking between actions.