Last week I started working in another book, but ran out of time before finishing the first project. Here’s where we left off:
Three buds, check. Now for those other three stems.
There are all the pieces, stitched and stuffed. But before assembling these iris, I need to add one more element.
After all, no decent iris would be caught without his beard! Three rows of “turkey work” and my iris are ready to assemble.
My Grandpa called these “flags” and a patch of purple iris blowing in the wind can look a lot like waving flags. At one time I had several varieties growing in my yard and they were every color in the rainbow . . . and some never found in the sky! Now I have a small bed of white iris. They are finally growing this year, but not ready to bloom yet.
This fiber vase will have to hold me until the real iris bloom. I will leave the edges unfinished for now. I think I want to make a wall hanging with all five of the floral pieces in this book, so will wait until they are all done before deciding on a finish.
Here’s a sneak preview of next week’s flower. Red! Don’t you love it? I do and I can’t wait to play with it.