Monday, December 15, 2008
The last 5 or 6 years I only give Christmas cards to my close relatives. My list had gone up to nearly 200 cards and I suddenly thought, enough is enough. I now donate the money that would have gone on cards and postage to our local hospice and it feel really good. I make cards for the family and this year I chose to print out a little "sketch" of a mother and child. I dropped a few threads onto some fabric, used the Embellisher and I could see a shadow of the mother and child developing, I added a few mor threads and embellished further then added some hand stitching to complete what I could see in my mind's eye.
I took this photo of the first traces of the design.
The sun coloured the snow on the mountains pink this morning.
Here is a closeup.
The evening sun!