How about a 6" square? And rather than a critter, make it a cat. And a simpler dandelion tree.
I've started my little piece. Black wool suiting. I made a traditional sandwich with a thin batting. I'm intruigued by Jude (see yesterday's post) using gauze for her "batting" but I don't have any lying around. Decided it's better to get started rather than make excuses about why I can't.
I've done dark blue quilting dots throughout the base. I'll applique my pieces on top of that. The cat is going to be made out of pink linen fabric and I'll embroider the legs and tail so that I can make them thinner. The tree will be couched yarn and the pods will either be French Knots or beads. Not sure since I'm not there yet.
I'm allergic to wool, but I'm determined to use it anyway. I'm going to (try to) be smart and only work on this for short amounts of time.
I sliced into one of my Egyptian scarves this morning - my least favorite. Tried washing it in hot water with mild detergent. woah, teal color all over the sink and me. Tried cold water and the same thing happened again. The blue is just now coming off my fingers. The washed ravelly bits lost an amazing amount of color and sheen. What remains is kind of interesting, but I wouldn't trust it in the least. So at least for now the scarves will be pretty to look at, but not for use. I can't believe I believed the person (a fellow American -not the merchant) who told me the color wouldn't bleed. I must be an idiot. Cheap scarves for tourists - practically made to disintegrate.
French tv showed the movie Quigley Down Under. Dubbed. Tom Selleck with the wrong, rather high-pitched voice? ugh. A Western movie in French? All wrong on so many levels. And on another channel, Pitch Black without Vin Diesel's rumbly voice? Aiyee.