Sunday, December 16, 2012

Roses, 5

Playing around with the leaves.
I happened upon this lacy cotton fabric from a flea market blouse hiding in my stash. 
How could I have forgotten this fabric? I snipped out several of the leaves from it.
Then on to the words, which I had decided to do with freehand machine sewing.
This made for an exhilarating adventure. The pink snippets seemed to fit. The yellow snippets were too much. Then, the tails of thread caught my attention so I couched them down.
I was feeling rather pleased with myself, looking at this photo on the computer screen. Then it hit me. Crap-eau (frog in French). I forgot a couple of letters in "documenting". Back to the machine.
OK, all's well that ends well. However, when working with raw edges exposed, one cannot afford to make too many mistakes. The fraying fuzzied things up a bit.
And I rather liked the back. Looking very sketchy.


arlee said...

loving this series

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful and touching.

Mo Crow said...

the roses & lace leaves are totally fabulous & the freehand machine lettering very brave

Roxanne said...

I'm so enjoying this piece. Awesome!