|Progress on Rebekka's Garland|
You're familiar with "My Way" by Frank Sinatra of course. My mistakes are only glaring under bright lights and magnification, but they're there. I'm pretty sure that by the time I get to the third or fourth character in this series I will have perfected the art of cutting extremely small leaves and tacking them down. Or, I might possibly have been "placed" somewhere safe...
The past few nights have been spent on the oak leaves. First, I watched Amy do it on her DVD - sort of like watching Annika Sorenstam play golf. Then I practiced of course - didn't like what I saw and plunged right in.
|My practice oak leaf - pretty sad- thought about glue briefly|
|Looks a little better on the real canvas|
Then I outfitted the leaf with some veins which helped
So, I moved right on over to the other side and tacked down another oak leaf and started tacking down the pressed rayon leaves. Guess what? There is a front and a back to the rayon leaves. YOU KNOW which way I tacked them down first.
Finally, to reward myself I decided to make the ribbon mums. Guess who didn't read the stitch guide carefully? Frank! Instead of leaving little openings for the beads, I covered the whole area with the ribbon. And I used the wrong needle. Although I must say a chenille needle worked quite well. Needs a little ribbon clean up work on that lower left side.
If you take it all in from a distance it looks quite acceptable. And those acorns are perfect!
As Frank says, I did it MY WAY!