Vacations (not mine), house cleaning, appointments, arranging college tours, two birthdays, SAT prep classes, allergic reactions (also not mine), snow, snow and more snow (and possibly MORE snow starting at midnight tonight). Through it all, virtually no blogging, but a fair amount of stitching.
This b-day card for my younger son started with the central rectangle, which had been zig-zagged together at some much earlier moment. The upholstery sample seemed a good base, picking up the check pattern of the ‘windowed’ linen. For the roof and background, I used cloth that had been immersed in the indigo tub last summer. Pairing almost anything with indigo-dyed cloth makes me happy these days, I don’t know why. Since D. is a Pisces, a bit of batiked fish seemed appropriate, and the cotton lawn in my scrap basket formed lovely, wrinkly moon and butterfly shapes when cut. The pink linen backing is from a tunic that I used to wear. This ‘card’ needed to carry a bit of me.
I was determined to keep the butterfly simple.
But, I could not resist adding ANOTHER backing cloth which adds a fair amount of additional graphic interest.
It is very nearly done – as are ‘cards’ for my older son (they were born two years, three days, and 15 minutes apart!) and for my husband (his is a Valentine). More on those soon!!