After posting about my first attempt at an angel wing ornament, I mulled over how it was I missed the mark - if I wanted it shabby, why didn't I make it shabby?
Seems like a simple question but the design path I trod is a bumpy one, full of forks and branches and one wrong turn only leads to more.
Today I stuck to my plan, always keeping my mind's eye on the final destination.
And that extra little bit of focus made all the difference!
This version is much, much closer to what I had in mind - a little glimmer from the beads, combined with some feathery stitches
raggedy edges and simple quilting
a cluster of roses fashioned from torn muslin
tiny stitched stars
a little detail, but not too much
But since I seem to live a little bit in The Land of Never Quite Satisfied, I'm thinking they're a bit big - I want something a little smaller, a little fuller... it seems there will always be something!
And speaking of better, thank you all so very much for your well wishes for Josie.
We have a new vet helping us out and they have put her on a course of IV therapy which has helped immensely. She is getting back to her old self, and yesterday I caught her making off with one of my quilted yoyos; they're her favourite toy, and it's wonderful to see her playing again. We know it's not a cure, but for now, she's happy and so are we!