I posted a drawing of Weeping Willow Girl a week or so ago. I got some nice responses to it and decided to try and draw it in stitches.
In the pencil drawing I had little drops of water coming from the hearts. I tried to stitch the drops, but it didn’t look right and suddenly knew I need some tiny glistening blue beads. Now most Upstate NY small towns don’t have a bead store in them, but Cambridge is not your average Upstate NY small town. And right next to our fabulous bookstore is a fabulous bead store.
I was there and back to my studio with my tiny blue glistening beads in 15 minutes. I stitched them on and they were perfect.
I think she’ll make a nice pillow. But I stitched close to the fabric edge, so some of the image would get lost in the curve of a pillow. I might be able to add some fabric to it, like a border, but then the pillow may be too big. I can picture a smaller Weeping Willow Girl in the center of a pillow with a lot of space around her. So this one may be a wall hanging and a pillow may come next.