I noticed the dragonfly on this linen first. Then I came to appreciate all four scenes of the water lily and what happens around it. Sometimes when a piece of fabric or a linen is so perfect the way it is, it’s hard for me to find a way to use it.
That’s how I felt about this linen the first time I saw it. But when I looked at it this morning next to the squares I made yesterday, they called to each other.
The next step was to cut the linen up and sew the pieces onto backings. This way I could keep the lacy edge and make them easy to sew together. I used old linens on three of them and the reverse side of a piece of linen fabric for the bird.
I have no idea what happens next. I laid out all the pieces and will stew about them for a while. I have Bellydance class tonight so I don’t think I’ll get much further with it today.