Friday, 1 November 2019
Terry's health and my own Carpal Tunnel recovery limited how elaborate I would make this piece.
Money doesn't grow on trees is a saying that we all have heard or said at one time in our lives. As a child it was embedded in my thought process.
The pieces I stitch for the The Endeavourers Challenge and the pieces I did for the Bead Journal Project are always about me. The leaves on the money tree have been fused to the piece then stitched around the edges with black thread. You see this technique used a lot and I admit that I have never liked it much. It goes against my A-type personality to leave the edges raw. Having done it, I admit that I liked DOING it. I wanted to have a little girl catching 'leaves' in a basket but I just didn't get to that part. I did quilt in the background. I have always admired those that FMQ. I have also felt that I would never do it. My mind has changed on that and I definitely will give it a try.
Endeavourers has encouraged me to try some new technique that I have never done before. If you want to know more about why my DREAM is a money tree, please visit my blog post about the DREAM challenge.