Monday, March 24, 2014
Even though most of the snow is gone and I'm finally starting to see some real signs of spring, the cold winter air is lingering! There's even a few snowflakes in the forecast for tomorrow.
Maybe that's a good thing, because I have to finish stitching these snowflakes on my latest piece! Every time I attempt a piece that includes snowflakes, I get caught up in the "no two are ever alike" trap. It may be easy for Almighty God to never make two the same, but it's a real challenge for me, and I'm only making a few! This time, to give myself a framework that might simplify it, I fused webbing on the back of several different sheer fabrics, peeled off the backing, folded them like a paper snowflake, and then snipped away. The results were all different and pretty, but some of the fabrics were so sheer that when I fused them onto the background, they were hardly visible! This made for quite a challenge trying to add stitching by machine or by hand. I've used several different threads and the combination of machine and hand stitching has made for a nice variety. Here's another sneak peek:
I hope to have these all done soon, not just because of my looming deadline, but because I want to get on to the next part of the piece which includes warmer colors! Maybe by then we'll actually have some crocuses and snowdrops blooming...