Yesterday I started with what I thought would be a few circles around the moon but I was really caught up in the building up of colour with the stitches that I did not stop and loved the ending result. Peter saw a hurricane...I see a swamp at dusk. The edging is hand stitched with thick linen thread. See how flat it lays? I wasn't expecting this either but if must be the acryllic felt as batting that is responsible for the flatness. Behind the moon are 3 layers of felt which makes it rise up...its not visible in the photo but you can see it a little bit on the back-
A Huge Thank You to Dr. Paul Cappiello from Yew Dell Gardens!
He must flag the name of the gardens and I'm so happy he did! He answered the question about the pods I picked up from the ground in the comments of the previous post. Here is his reply:
The little "pod-like cones" are actually the fruiting structures from a magnolia. The specimens you picked up from the ground did not set any seed and that is why they were shed by the plant. The structure is actually an aggregate of follicles - if anyone cares.
I care I care! I've started drawing these pods and I'm watching them decay still. They have turned to a blackish brown colour and have shrivelled in size. Reminds me that 'one needs substance because beauty doesn't last and is often fleeting'.
If I'm understanding his answer correctly, they would have tunred into the flower if they had seeded?