I am so close to finishing my library piece. It is sitting beside me as I write, ready to have its edges stitched then to be mounted on a stretched canvas. Here are some photos of the (almost) finished piece.
|Votes for Women: Nellie McClung's Women's Mock Parliament|
Here are some close ups of the text.
The piece will be on display at the Stittsville library in November along with other pieces from Out of the Box members on the theme of '1914'. I hope that visitors to the library take the time to read about the brave and resourceful women who worked so hard to get us the vote.
In the evenings I have been working on more tiny hand stitched pieces. Here is another field of wildflowers from one of my photos taken along the Jack Pine Trail. I left out the trees in the background and made it look more like the viewer is on eye level with the flowers - nothing but flowers and sky.
Next time I will show you some cards I made using painted satin skies which I have stamped with a hand made tree stamp and a few other designs. I need to take some photos of them. I also want to do some sun prints and make cards from them as well. A friend told me about a field of sunflowers not far from my house so I think I will hop over and take some photos of them.
I have small pillow boxes for my jewelry and wanted to purchase some small printed foil labels for them but the price seemed prohibitive. Instead I looked into ordering labels and printing my own. I managed to find some clear Avery labels online from Amazon with free shipping and yesterday I printed some up and attached them to the backs of cards and to the jewelry boxes. They work fine (once I found the correct template and did a few test runs). I might try to find blank foil labels and try them as well......