|Cole loves Fall circa 2003|
He loved picking up a stick of dried up leaves, and shaking it. Rattle rattle. Then carrying the "carcass" home.
I painted leaves with acrylic textile paint, pressed them on fabric and appliqued them to the piece.
Metallic threads of course, I have had a long love affair with shiny-sparkly items. The teeth are hand cut and 3-D. I might make different choices today but I still put this favorite up every year.
Let's talk about Friends and Fabric for a moment. I entered a drawing for 12 FQ of brights on the objects of design and Sally hand picked these lovelies for me including the pink poodle print! I so appreciate her generosity and gift.
Nancy at pugmomquilts gave me the fun, and colorful, mug of the patchwork sewing machine, the ultimate power tool. Note, her furbabies photo
Maggie at funkydiva gave me the sweet faced file and magnetic clothes pins, currently living on my fridge.
I gave them an owl pin cushion to remember me by.
The following fabric was a total surprise and sent to me by my friend
Janice Paine-Dawes at http://janicepainedawes.com/ Just because we share a love of dogs and fabric, she sent me this piece of reclaimed fabric with art deco poodles. What a treasure!