once i got started appliqueing the hearts i realized that this was a natural choice for this time of year. not only is valentines day coming up but today happens to be my 25th wedding anniversary. my dh and i have actually been a couple and making a home together for several years longer than that but this is the "official" date according to the marriage certificate. i have to say that the time has flown by in a (mostly) happy haze of memories and i feel lucky to be traveling through this world with a soul mate who understands, respects and loves me.
meanwhile i've been continuing my tide pool exploration . . . and the newest postcard is coming along nicely.
the base fabric is one that i was given by my daughter. it used to be a blouse and i always remarked how much i liked it and that she reminded me of a beautiful mermaid while wearing it. before she went to Honduras she was doing some serious closet/wardrobe cleaning and she gave it to me to create with. so one could say that there is the spirit of a mermaid lurking about within this emerging tide pool . . .
i've also been using some of the beautiful threads that Carolyn (from http://www.love-stitching-red.blogspot.com/ ) sent to me within a most fabulous give-away package that i felt oh-so-lucky to have won. doesn't that textured yellow thread make fabulous sea-weed~!?!~thank you Carolyn~!~