Seaside Vignette 2010 and summer stitching
The old white shelf has received it's seasonal makeover! I love pulling out the seashells, the pale aqua bottles with their lovely patina, the mermaid dotee doll and the painting I had done. Each year it is a joy to bring these things out, add or take away an item or two and shift things around a bit for this year's vignette. There is something about the creamy shades of white and shell with the pale aqua glass against it that just makes my heart happy. You'd never know that I've lived landlocked all my life and only been the sea a handful of times!
Two of my summer stitching projects also follow the seaside color theme of creamy whites, pale aqua and linen shades. These have now been "invisibly basted" using Jude's technique. It gives the pieces a substantial feel with an added depth somehow.
There has been progress on the green bag as well. Most of the stitching on the first side is complete. The little appliqued bunnies remind me of the girl scout badges I used to earn for my sash! Now, the bluebirds are coming... pics to be posted soon!
For Jude's Spirit Cloth Class, I've been working on this piece, which is coming to be known in my mind as "Ever After." I loved the movie of that title and I found the more recent movie, "Enchanted" to be, well, simply enchanting! As someone who is always dreaming, always hoping, this piece somehow is becoming emblematic of my dreaming nature. Beautiful fragments, stitched together into something delightful! I'm curious to see where it will end up!