Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hold Yer Horses, Spring's A-Comin'

I needed a horse for my Out of Asia challenge so I did some sketching with watercolor paints and a brush.

It's funny, but I think I like the first one best.

I sketched it onto fabric with a blue washout pen.  I'm going to quilt/sketch with the threads in the photo -- the spool with the grey plastic is 28 wt cotton Aurifil.  I wanted to use thick black thread, but I don't have any.  I found this in my stash -- I probably I bought it to use for tree trunks, but I think it will be fine for a horse.  I don't know if it's apparent from the picture, but it's a variegated black and brown.

And spring is finally here -- these little tulips are always the first thing to bloom in my garden each year.


Beth said...

Isn't it amazing what we find in our stash.... especially if we have kept it forever!!!!

Spring???? we are in full on HOT summer... or so it felt... a few days ago. Today is more like spring!!! Love those tulips!!!

Robbie said...

I loved, loved, loved your Out of Asia piece!!!! Just wonderful!!!