my partner in the tm patch swap posted them, so now i can post them too!
one of her themes was beach, and i love the sight of the sun setting over water. i used decoart ink, and painted the setting onto paper, then ironed it to transfer onto felt, and stitched the outlines of the lifeguard station and the birds
project-beaded daisy patch
this assignment asked for patience and hard work. i spent a morning at the car dealership waiting for repairs...patience..patience...i started playing with the circles on the green fabric. the stitches for the petals, and the beaded centers took a lot of attention, but i was really happy with the final result.
with the reparo charm, i used fabric leftover from my daughters room, to create a patch to encourage someone else.
i combined her theme of butterflies, and pregnancy loss into this patch. it was a hard theme, as we had also miscarried before having 4 healthy children. right away i knew i wanted to use this fabric. their grandmother had made them quilts using this when they were little and this was leftover.i had always meant to make pillows, but they want to redecorate so the butterflies are on their way out, or at least undercover.
the footprints stitched onto felt are a reminder of the infant that has been lost. i centered them over the largest butterfly as a symbol of hope.