I have been following a huge group of on-line women who are part of the international Prayer Flag Project..... admiring their simple, hand sewn statements proudly flying all over the world. Shortly after I was diagnosed with bone metastases in late June I started sewing too. It was great to hold needle and thread again, and to watch the string of flags grow. I managed to sew 30 flags in 30 days - and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing on the screened porch all summer. I am still in the process of posting my contributions to the FLICKER site, but here a few photos
|play with the cat - it's good Karma|
|30 prayer flags 2012|
Flags were sewn on a linen/cotton fabric. ........
|you are my sunshine|
the edges were deliberately left raw, so that they could gently unravel in the wind. The appliqued portions were done with a variety of fabrics, embroidery floss, and flea market treasures, like the "silver" bluebird on this one. Some were also beaded - like "Dream"
|the journey is the reward|
This flag was born out of our first conversations about "what if we can drive west this year?" I must have been channeling the truck commercial that uses the same phrase.