|My finished "Family Tree" pillow cover|
I did some quick thinking, asked my niece about a million questions, and jumped right in!
I headed over to Persimon Dreams (http://persimondreams.blogspot.com) to check the deadline...Sunday at noon? I can handle that!
Lindsay decided that she is most fond of the tree of life, so I came up with a fairly comical rendition, lol. (My free-handing is always childlike or cartoonish at best.)
I split the tree at the bottom and added their family name.
|Very faint heart with R + L, meant to look like it had been carved long ago.|
I tried to find thread that was a close match to each child's birthstone and then "wrote" their names on the quilt between the branches. Yes, it looks like I have very bad penmanship. I do, but not quite THAT bad, lol! It's very hard to write with a sewing machine! Next time I may use my embroidery machine for this part, but I think it is much more sentimental just how it is.
I really like the pop of color that the leaves add! Again, I tried to match their birthstones using fabric I already had on hand.
Don't you hate it when you miss a deadline?
Would you care to share a time when you were late with something, but can look back on with a smile now?
Until next time,