Not my word…
… but a gift for someone special who is moving away. When she told me her word for the year, I immediately thought of the rising sun and how each morning we get a new chance with the day ahead. I knew I needed a hand dyed fabric (not mine but soon!!!).
The design was easy and I had originally planned a mini-wall hanging with more quilting on the outer edges. What was in my head didn’t play out the same on fabric. So… I removed the stitches and rounded the corners and made a snack-mat instead.
I did free-motion quilting on my domestic machine with Sulky® cotton 30 weight variegated thread.
I printed the large letters out on the computer which I then marked on the fabric with a washable fabric pen. The verse I did free hand. I just wish my penmanship was as neat and legible.
Not what I imagined or hoped for, but I decided to let it be.
Three more words to plan and make.
Do you have a word for the year? Have you done any thread writing? Let me know.
Practicing my handwriting with thread. On the journey, Jackie