Debra arrived a day earlier than Cynthia. We woke up to cold, blustery weather - good for sewing.
The first project we decided try was a pattern for a small bird published on the Spool blog last year. These tiny birds look amazing when grouped together on Spool's Flickr site. We thought the birds might be beautiful art installations - either in the orchard or placed in public spaces for people to find and take home.
Debra decided to sew her birds with money. It was sinful to watch dollar bills being cut into pieces. Is it illegal? We're not sure.
But Debra wasn't happy. She decided to sew a bird out of white muslin and stuff him with [now heavily fermented] cherry pits from our orchard. A gorgeous color, but he had a smell to him and refused to dry out. At the end of the week, he wound up in the branch of a tree along the creek. NOT sent home to Pittsburgh.
I made approximately half a dozen little birds (and counting), but I didn't take photos of them - that's how busy we were last week! I'll upload photos when they are finished.