Sunday, December 6, 2009

Love by the Moon...Day 2

I'm so glad you will join me for this project as it goes along this week!

Andy is also the funniest kid in the family. A typical Andy move...
For his graduation from h.s., each graduate was to choose a short quotation or dedication for the school principal to read aloud as the graduate walked solo down the aisle to get the diploma. Nice idea, isn't it?
Have you ever tried to say "Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat..." twenty times in a row, really fast? Try it.
That's what Andy had his principal read as he danced down the aisle....

I got the basic beach scene laid out and sewn down yesterday, after studying many pages of ''moonlit beach'' on Google Images....

This is about 8'' X 11''.

But then I just had to go shopping for beads and ribbons for the borders and writing. I mean, this has to be just right!
The Button Emporium in Portland is my favorite store and I just love Marvis, who owns it with her husband. They have the best selection of Hanna silk ribbons around, also wired edge ribbon, which is getting hard to find in good colors. I got some fancy silver seed beads from Dava Bead and Trade on my way into downtown. A most pleasant excursion it was.

Now I am set up for Day 3's work. I do have to get the sunshine in there too....so that's the challenge, to evoke both the sun and the moon in this small space here.

I'm really going to try not to put any flowers in this but there are no guarantees....

7 comments :

Debra said...

Your table looks like mine did a day ago--more supplies than you can possibly use--but a gal has to have options!

Rian said...

Love this Love by the Moon!

Wish I could see Andy doin that dance to Toy Boat.

colorbox said...

What coast/beach have their walks taken place at? Because in Southern Cal. the hillside leading down to the beach is usually covered with a spray of tiny sunny little flowers (the leaves of the plant look like french fries)...orange, fuchsia, yellow....etc.

Where there's a will....there's a way to include blooms. :)

Lisa said...

What a challenge! I love it already and you haven't even started embellishing it!

Andy sounds like quite a character, but just the kind of go-to guy you'd want if you need that kind of help!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Wow, the piecing already evokes a special place. It's beautiful. Can't wait to see the final result.

JoWynn Johns said...

What a great commission! And what a great story. It's so marvelous to watch the young people in our lives mature.

Jane said...

So intriguing and voyueristic to see your work table and the beginnings of your dedicated piece... where you're going with it and what imaginings and prayer of stitch your mind felt to get it there??
Going ahead to your finished post of "LBTM" was a surprise of a different Allie ... the sparkly firmament...I loved the fond note of heartfelt originality you pulled up here, definately to be cherished and one of those "If you had to pick 10 things from your house if you had to leave" things...