Sunday, November 15, 2015
I have a wonderful friend who keeps bees. She is one of my oldest and truest friends of more than 20 years. One of the most generous and loving people I have ever met, I never leave her house without an armload of goodies from her garden or kitchen or both! It is only a small token of love and friendship, but I think she will like it. Fingers crossed.
I was so happy with the design, I have decided to make another one and will probably list it for sale in my Etsy shop when it's finished. It will likely be slightly different as I am still working out my process as I go along, and I enjoy making each piece unique.
I painted the little bee skep and sunflower with acrylic paint mixed with a textile medium, but I ended up getting a bit carried away with the embroidery - again. My goal is to paint pictures and embellish them with embroidery, but I seem to always end up covering them up with stitches. sigh. What can I say? I was listening to the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes audiobook and didn't want to stop. I love me some stitching and a good murder mystery :)