Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter Trees


 Winter trees are finished! I fused the trees to the background then sewed around each tree with the buttonhole stitch on my sewing machine. I practiced drawing snowflakes without lifting my pencil then I practiced a few free motion with my machine on scrap fabric. I also tried a couple different threads, I decided on a silver metallic (coats and clark)  that I'm sure is 20 years old. I just stitched vertical rows with snowflakes they are far from perfect or being symmetrical only God can make a perfect snowflake. As I was stitching I came up with variations to my basic snowflakes by connecting points with peaks and valleys and curves. It is always so pretty and peaceful when the snow comes down vertically. Here it usually comes at a slant or horizontally and none in the forecast.
Linking up to off the wall Friday Nina Marie, thank you for inviting me. ~~Ann~~

9 comments:

Katherine said...

these are lovely! great colors. love the snowflakes.

Sylvia said...

This turned out very nice! I love the snowflakes!

Kate said...

Those are beautiful and the snowflakes are the perfect touch!

Karen S said...

I like your snowflakes. Especially the sketches -- the process is so interesting.

Lisa said...

I like the snowflakes. Very nice!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Very cool!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh the snow flakes are great! so glad you joined us!

Kate said...

Gorgeous! Love the snowflakes you added.

Karen M. Walker said...

great work!! i love the snowflakes...thanks for your inspriation!! Love the trees too!! ~karen