Starts with one stitch", to paraphrase a Chinese proverb about starting a journey. heehee
So I did it. I pulled out some muslim, some vintage images, some thread. I rubber stamped a little on the fabric after I got obsessively attached to an artificial leaf, which both inspired and doomed my composition. This piece is entitled, "Sanctuary" or "The Colossal Celery". The edges of the piece are raw (hahaha!- no pun intended on the celery reference, heehee, hoohoo, wiping eyes). I like the casual look, but how does one present it? Seems binding the edges would be more finished, but I like the design free-range and not bound by convention. Maybe a reflection on me! haha
I didn't do sketches, and didn't obsess about the layout, too much. I worked quickly and ignored the fact that my "tree" resembled a giant, domestic crudite'. Everything is hand stitched down (my sewing machine is buried still) and some of the stitching (Margaret) was done in the bathroom while I supervised Rebecca splashing in the tub. I stood by the bathroom sink, as far from the water sports as possible. I had a hard time putting down my little quilt, but I did so to sleep. This morning I sewed on the buttons, the key and finally this afternoon the kiddos were permanently stuck down with some low temp hot glue (the photo was too brittle to sew down). One "tapestry" down, another 999 to go.