This is my second of three pieces done with paper towels and re-purposed dryer sheets both of which I dyed using acrylic paint and water called "Air". It is not easy sewing on paper towels. The background here is one layer of a paper towel and it is very delicate going as the free motion sewing foot easily digs into the paper and tears it...so I had to be very very careful while endeavoring to make all these swirls in "my air" field.The darker blue parts are strips of dyed dryer sheets...sewn with blue rayon threads and then sewn from the "wrong side" using gold metallic thread in the bobbin that would show up on top for some extra pizazz and sparkle. You might want to click on any of these photos to see the details
at half mast for the loss of our Great Senator from Mass.
Edward (Teddy) Kennedy.
Friday night we "attended" via TV the memorial service for him, and Saturday morning we were at the funeral in the huge beautiful Catholic Church in Boston. I was greatly moved by the presence of his large family, widow, friends, past Presidents and President Barack Obama and his wife, our First Lady, Michele Obama. We both shed some tears listening to his sons speak and also to the words of President Obama. What a man he was. I am proud of his hard work for our country; and impressed with what I learned about his role as father and great uncle to the children of his brothers. This man taught a great deal to many and his shoes will be hard to fill; However, he left a message to his kids (and the rest of us) that they/we can do anything they/we put their/our minds to doing if we only perservere
so perhaps his shoes will be filled after all over and over again