It has taken awhile, but Karl's gift is finally finished. I had trouble with this one. I thought I could trim up the panel and then do some borders around it. Clothworks had a pattern on their site and I thought I liked it. Unfortunately I purchased the wrong fabrics to make it. So I came up with this...............
Hmmm! I didn't like it. Then I decided to put a red border around the perimeter and then my mind went into overdrive. What not embellish it? With seed beads and larger beads and some embroidery. I secured the front to batting and started.
I had to buy more seed beads and the second lot were a bit brighter in colour which added even more to the panel. This is the finished product and we have already found a living-room wall where it will hang.
I finished up the poinsettia/candle wall hanging too. I'm really happy with it. This is for the kitchen. I'll get to see it a lot over the next couple of weeks. Thanks Angie for the pattern.
I still have baking to do and hopefully will get some done today............mincemeat tarts and Klejner........a sugarless cookie for Karl.