Monday, June 25, 2012

daisy postcard

I finished this yesterday and took it to the shop today where I did my bit of volunteering for the week. I came home so tired I could barely make myself a cup of tea. I am too tired to do some sewing, but thought I'd at least write a bit and show you my little daisy that I finished yesterday.
 As you can see, I chose a different binding fabric than the one I showed the other day, and I am quite happy with it. It gives it some life without taking over.
I always find these little pieces are such fun to do. Maybe it's because there is less invested in them because of the size. I'm definitely more relaxed as I'm free motion stitching. I need to learn to bring the same state of mind to the larger pieces.  I feel the same slowed down state when I sit down with my hand sewing threads and beads. It is meditative. I like to open my windows and sew in silence except for the birdsong that floats in from outside.
Although it is in the shop downtown and not on my Etsy shop, if anyone is interested in it send me an email.

9 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is very pretty Holly...I an beat today also. With the rain we got..I was late mowing lawns...finally got it done today....that is a big ordeal.3-4 hours. Then I started weeding and hoeing the potatoes....did 1 row; it was way too hot...they will have to wait. Just came in from picking potato bugs....grrrrrrrrrr....darn things.!!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Simply charming, Holly. Love the beads, which make the piece, as well as your change-up in the binding. Good thoughts on relaxing, for sure, too... and a beautiful piece to show for it!!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

It turned out great!
Stay inspired!

Glenda Mallet said...

WoW! Holly beautiful work....

elle said...

oh, Holly. Lovely. I do like the more subtle bindings. Hmm, interesting thought about small and relaxing!

Wendy said...

Great choice of binding,almost remionds me of little flies buzzing around your daisy. Very fitting for our summers. Such a soft and pretty look.

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imquilternity said...

That's a beauty.....love it! You have such a good eye for color.

greelyrita said...

Is this still available? I would be interesting in buying it. I love the binding. Such an inspired choice.