Sunday, April 28, 2013

Serendipity Sunday–Spring at Last!

Last week I started working in another book, but ran out of time before finishing the first project.  Here’s where we left off:

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Three buds, check.  Now for those other three stems.

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There are all the pieces, stitched and stuffed.  But before assembling these iris, I need to add one more element.

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After all, no decent iris would be caught without his beard!  Three rows of “turkey work” and my iris are ready to assemble.

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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.

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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.

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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.

1 comment:

virtualquilter said...

Love irises, and in particular the purple flag iris ... have some growing in my garden which started as transplants from the farm I grew up on.

Love these 3D ones too.