i have been slow stitching my string tulips onto their vine today. all but two of these are appliqued down, with those two being basted in place and ready for applique.
i do wonder about adding leaves?
this is very much a figure it out as i go kind of primitive quilt experience.
i do wish i had the energy to stage and take a better photo but you get the idea.
i'm joining up with Kathy of Kathy's Quilts for the slow sunday stitching event.
Kathy has written a thoughtful post about how we, as creative's value our hands. she writes: "They are instruments of our creativity, to work with our tools, fabric, threads, and beads, and turn them into something we love."
do you appreciate your hands and all that they do?
when you see something that has been created by hand do you think about the hands that made it? your mother's hands, your father's, a child's . . .
sometimes when i see artwork or hand made things i think about how interesting it would be to have a tag attached to the work itself including a photo of those particular creative hands.
how often might i be surprised by them? they might be older, younger or even crippled by arthritis . . . they would surely tell a broader story for us as the viewer of the handwork itself.
a story i would enjoy knowing.
our hands are an amazing gift~!!~
and you gotta love those thumbs too~!