Sunday, February 14, 2010
Winter Madonna Update
Between making pillowcases for Operation Pillowcase, I'm working on my Winter Madonna. I've fussy cut some poinsettias from fabric and ironed them on to form a tree. Besides being a Christmas flower, the poinsettia is a Mexican flower, so it fits thematically with the Virgin of Guadalupe, though traditionally, her flower is the rose.
I'm blending silk ribbon embroidered poinsettias with the fabric ones, and I've added silk ribbon leaves that blend with the leaves in the background fabric.
The elements blend into one uniform plant with various levels. I can't wait to add beads to the centers of the silk ribbon flowers.
I've also added trim around the moon and duplicate stitched over the lace to highlight three roses. I used some shiny DMC thread.
Happy Valentine's Day to all my pals!