Last week I used textured fabric to make a landscape. During the week, I would look at it hanging on the wall and think about how it could look better. I’m afraid it became a bit of an obsession! So today, I decided I’d better do something about it.
I pulled out some of the hand-dyed scraps from my class with Laura Wasilowski last fall and started cutting. Once the pieces were fused down, I gathered up a selection of perle cotton thread and sat down to stitch.
I gave the birds some definition and I added flowers here and there.
I decorated the bird house so those birds would have a cozy home.
I made the sun shine bright and warm.
And I planted some crops in the plowed field. Some kind of grain, I think, so those birds will have plenty to eat.
With all that accomplished, I gave it all a fabric frame (which is green, by the way, although you certainly can’t tell from the photos!) and called it done.
That was a nice little change, but I will be back to folding and tucking with Jennie Rayment next week. For now, though, I’m giving my hands a rest. All that stitching wore my fingers right out!