Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"That Final Red Heart....for a While"
Sometime in the last couple of weeks, I promised I would show you the 'last' red crazy quilted heart I finished at our guild retreat. Getting "lost" in the busy-ness around here the last week, I have put off blogging...mainly because sometimes when I am stressed my brain doesn't wrap itself around writing. I'm truly sorry about that.
But, let me tell you about this heart! First of all, you know I love the color red....from deepest dark to pink! And, you know that I have been making these hearts a lot lately. I actually like making them and still have orders to complete....seven or eight to be exact. After making SEVERAL in red....I am ready for another color, so am glad to report that of those to complete, they aren't all due now and they won't all be RED. I like a little variety, don't you?
This one is also made in the crazy quilted style...my favorite...I never get bored with crazy quilting! And, since this was made with no one in particular in mind.....I just used scraps of the other red ones I've made and decided to do a little embroidery on them....just some of my favorite stitches and some 'freehand' embroidery....such as the flowers there on the left. I've appliqued a heart in the upper left...then embellished it with French Knots. And, of course.....I added a couple of my favorite TINY embroidered hearts in black, then beaded the edge. Very simple...much fun...and finished!
I plan on adding this to my art work for sale at Second Saturday Studio at it's next opening unless I hear one of you is interested in it. And, hopefully, by the weekend, I can get really involved in working on some of my other projects. I'm really needing to 'catch up' on things....but as you know...the people we live with sometimes need us to do other things. I'm working on being better at both....ya think there's a chance?
Sure hope you are all well out there and having some fun of your own.......hopefully next post, I'll be able to show you some baskets. Remember, I said this was to be my 'year of the basket.'
What happened to that plan, I wonder? I must do better....take care and I'll 'see' you this weekend. pat