When Anna sent me my birthday hanging... see post below.... she also included some goodies.
Some of those goodies included giraffe tissue and some hints of Africa.
Well, Miss Anna is hosting an ATC Swap on Africa over on Christian Paper Artists
and I took this as a sign that I should make some ATCs with an African theme.
Fortunately I have a great book full of b i r d s and could find some that love Africa!!!
Anna...I'll be mailing to you soon. Okay..below is a little something I've been working on for a few weeks.
You know how Rebecca Sower influences me...and Teresa... and Pam - so I've been dabbling in embroidery again the last year.
Then I saw Amy's "take" on the samplers and I knew I had to do one like that...
You just have to click on Amy and then go to her May 1 post to see it.
I'm just making it up as I go....things get ripped out occasionally. Still not sure about the nest with the beads or that number 3...but they each have silver so they are remaining for the moment. Not sure what to put in the remaining squares... I think I need to put more around the bird... oh, may have to do that bowl of cherries like Amy did!!
I really meant to remove the blue markings before I photographed it....I'm doing it 5 x 5. I was going to make it bigger and BFF Virginia talked sense into me. Which if you know Virginia and her history of enlarging sewing projects...well, it's quite amusing.
Anyway.... thought you'd like a peek!
Have some exciting news...I'll save it for next post!!