My very good friend's very good sister recently moved her adorable little family to a new home in a new town in beautiful Utah. Before she left she took this amazing photo of a tree in their front yard, she even wrote a very poetic caption on facebook. i was instantly inspired to make her a stitched tribute for her new home. I freehanded the whole sh'bang. I even worked in all of her family members names within the abstract leaves. Vintage buttons from my stash as well! I'm in love with the texture and playfulness of this hoop. I decided to use my favorite quote from her poem, "our most beautiful umbrella..." but here's the whole thing:
"goodbye to our tree. in the spring, it's our most beautiful umbrella, so green you can't stop looking up at it. so cool underneath, and it even keeps you totally dry in the rain. in the fall, as its leaves turn into golden beauty, it secretly produces the most dangerous spiked weapons ever to be created by nature. a very dirty trick. and in the winter, when all of the other bare trees are wonderfully silhouetted against an orange sky, it seems perfectly content bein' just plain ugly. i don't think it even tries. i think of medusa struck by lightening. i have a complicated relationship with this tree, and we will miss each other."
i think i may continue with the imagery of her writing and make more inspired by different phrases...like the different seasons, perhaps. I absolutely loved working on this project. I just love working on crafts for people who i know will really appreciate the thought.
C&C please my fellow crafty dearies!
Thanks for looking!