I have a number of friends in my quilt guild and a small group as well that are wonderful art quilters. I admire their work so very much, but just have not really pushed myself in that direction for a lack of confidence in that area.I happened on a picture in an art magazine that appealed to me using a variety of fabrics and I thought that I had some of the similar fabric ideas in my stash, so why not take the leap. So I began to somewhat cut and paste some of my fabric choices on to this rather nice Batik background. I decided on some thread work to add to it. I love using my double stitch straight stitch. I added a sun with the double straight stitched rays and quilted it with narrow straight stitches. Now the rays just did not seem to really stand out. I recalled that at one time I a variety of beads and beading needles and thread. I rounded them up and and after a bit of hesitation I figured why not.
And yes, perfect and fun. I had forgotten how much fun beading is. And it is finished. I have added a split sleeve on the back of it. It is now ready to put into the next Mistlan Art Gallery show, that usually takes place in April. They have a textile art show and allow my guild's members to show and even sell textile art. Last week I was busy making my daughter peacock king size pillowcases and putting borders on bath towel for her bed and master bathroom. We were waiting for this fabric and coordinating fabrics to make her two standard pillowcases as well for the bed. So I was able to finish them off over the weekend.These three characters are my grandsons. They are all ready to go back to school, well sort of! School is still on line in our area. Every year my daughter takes a picture of them on the first day of school. From left to right Elijah 17 a senior this year, Noah 14 starting high school this year, and Ben 12 this month starts middle school. And yes the two older boys are 6 feet plus tall. And no the ducks are not staying in their new fenced in yard with their huge newly purchased swimming pool. The patio roof and the fish pond are much more appealing. And they are not above eating the fish either. I believe wing clipping may be on my daughter's to do list this week.