Jan 20, 2013

Pine Needles

 I had both of my Grandson's for the weekend.  After they left today I went back to the studio to keep working on my pine needles.    I fused the larger part of the each branch, quilt it, outline it and then stitch in the smaller branches in a variegated thread.  When I have all the branches in I begin adding the needles with thread.  It is a tedious process but the results are worth it.

I keep my sketch of the short needle pine close by so I remember the layout of its branches. 

It is below zero today and colder weather is coming tomorrow.   Good weather to stay put in the studio that is for sure!