Saturday, February 27, 2010

Patterns of the Orient - Continued

Well, the leaves are done, even if they do look dorky.  Piercing congress cloth while doing ombre' shading is HARD!  I just have to stitch the veins, stems and background in this area.  YEAH!!!   It's the last area that was covered in the first two-day session.  Next weekend we'll learn how to do the rest.  I wonder what challenges face us then.

This piece gives meaning to the phrase "blood, sweat and tears."  I've sweat bullets doing the leaves and shed tears when I pricked my finger with a chenille needle and a drop of blood fell on a completed leaf.