some weeks just seem to sneak by without my realizing what is going on... this last couple did just that. i suppose when i take little blog breaks it is because i need to. i was feeling a bit neglectful in other areas of my life and usually somewhere among the reasons is this blog, but it isn't until i am feeling a bit panicky that i realize that. so, anyhow, it seems i have balanced things out a bit, at least for now.
i am experimenting with an idea for some pillows that incorporate embroidery and wool felt applique. this is my first. it is stitched on a natural linen ground with a zipper closure, but i didn't have a 18 inch form, once i do i will take a real 'pillow' picture. i have many other animals in mind to do in the same technique and am kind of excited to get working on them....
these are leaves i cut out last night. i have the same application idea for these as well, but the design is not yet quite set so they will wait in a little pile for the idea to get straightened out. i love how the three test leaves worked and of course i am a freak for the wool felt so really there ain't nothing bad about this one. i started cutting these leaves using a paper punch... until it broke (ok, that was bad). cutting them by hand wasn't all that difficult - next time i will try that first. should have tried that this time and saved the punch....?
these piggies are standing around trying to determine who gets which ears... since they don't have eyes they are having a difficult time of it.
and finally, this little army of farm animals is considering a work action to protest their missing ears, eyes and wagging parts - but again, communication is difficult, and therefore, so is the organizing.
so there; the works - some done and some still in progress. i shall be back, soon(er than later)