Friday, September 03, 2010

3rd time's the charm!

this is the third oak leaf panel

and I think it's the best one

there is a sort of "glow" about this one -- partly because the fabric I used for the big leaf has a metallic look and partly because I finally figured out how to get the look I wanted with the rubber stamping

yesterday I went to my local fabric store and picked up a spool of thread that I plan to use both for the embroidery around the stampings (I'll have to use 2 or 3 strands) and for the quilting -- it's a Sulky thread and the color is "maple"

beautiful stuff! and I'm looking forward to working with it since it gets such high praise from other quilters

a while back I started thinking about how to make this necklace (which the post office damaged) into something else

so I'm out looking for purple things (on the web, of course!)

if I can get this done quickly enough, I can enter it in a competition at Fire Mountain Gems

today there is baking and cleaning on my "to do" list -- then more working on these things


1 comment:

AlisonH said...

I thought that was a real oak leaf for a moment there.