When I saw this great pattern from Amy Bradley the first thing I noticed was that there were hair choices that closely resembled mine and my sister's current looks. That got me to thinking that my life is not just about me. My sister is my rock. So the idea of the two of us posing for this event became a given. By the way, beyond the hair there is absolutely nothing that we have in common with the pattern.
There were a lot of catch phrases out there for sisters but this particular song lyric seemed to capture "US"
Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters
So that's the background. I had a few problems. The largest of these was that I am a polka dot gal and had next to no striped fabric to use to showcase the Bias. Actually you are looking at most of my options. Now while I like the look of the red and white stripe now that it's over. It was an absolute bear to hand stitch on at so many levels, not least of which was what it did to my vision.
Try looking at that fabric and stitching lots of letters and your eyes begin to twitch and you can no longer focus on the eye of a needle to thread it.
Ok, so I intended to give this to our mom in the form of a pillow. She lives in an assisted living complex so I thought a pillow would work better than a wall hanging.
One slight problem, I didn't measure properly and the words get lost at the very top and very bottom.
What I need is a larger pillow. None were to be found in any of the usual hiding places. I tried the basement, the trunk of my car and the closet. I need a 20. I found pillows in 12, 16 and 18. I'll get to Joanne's soon but not soon enough for this to be a pillow for this hop.
So this is what it looks like as an unbound wall hanging. I like it.
And here is what we actually look like in 2 very blurry pictures. I know that somewhere or another there must be pictures of the two of us that are not blurry. Probably in the same hidy whole as the pillow.
In this one I cropped out everyone we knew and was left with this stranger in the background
So in summation, I had a wonderful time participating in this blog. As always it pushed on the walls of my comfort zone and I am thankful for that experience.
Thanks to Madame Samm head cheerleader and Amy Bradley who designed this wonderful piece. Thanks also to our Hop Cheerleader Marlene who kept us all up to date on the happenings for this hop.
It's 10 PM the night before this is due to post and I am doing an edit. I gave up lunch and went to Michael's in search of a pillow.
Please stop by and visit all of the other participants for today and the rest of the hop.
Tuesday, February 26~
Thanks for stopping by, glad you could visit.