|"Jungle Babies" is a collaboration of Lydia's fine embroidery, and my piecing.|
This is a wall hanging for Lydia's good friend and Matron of Honor Jessica. Jess wanted a jungle theme, and Lydia has been hand embroidering these little animals for a month now!
She drew her own figures, but did get the monkey and the elephant off the internet. She put them on white cotton, and began stitching!
I told her I'd put them together, but we really did not have a certain direction. I had purchased a few animal prints, but they seemed to detract from all these sweetly stitched characters.
I wanted to do something that framed each piece, and saw this little bag of tidbits I purchased for a buck. The Quiet Mouse Quilt Shop in Calimesa cuts 2 1/2" strips for their customers, (also from their quilt kits) and sometimes has little scraps that they bag and sell as tidbits. I sewed the tiny strips into blocks, and then cut my own 2 1/2" strips
to surround Lydia's handsome blocks. This was an idea that grew as it progressed, and I loved the creative process!
Lydia still plans to stitch the Bible verse so we asked for it back to complete it.
I'm glad Jessica liked it!
|~ Lydia spent about 15-20 hours on each character, a labor of love for her friend ~|
Ready or not, time marches on! School + Mammograms + ultrasound + report cards + mandatory parent teacher conferences + severe food poisoning (ugh!) + drs. + meds + kids + teaching + another sleep apnea test + sewing projects + now I need to schedule a "lower GI" (you know what that means, huh P.?) + jury duty this coming week + I'm helping host an I-Spy swap in our quilting class, well....
I guess you get the picture. Oh, and my Second Graders cook for our Thanksgiving Party. I am trying not to complain (much) but it's just kinda busy. I know you folks are, too, so thanks for poppin' in !
"Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33