Christmas is nearly upon us and I hope yours will be filled with joy and the love of family.
I grew up in England where the tiny English Red Robin was a symbol of the Christmas Season. We don't find those pretty little red breasted birds here in Canada. What we do find is the very handsome Cardinal which I now regard as my Christmas symbol. They are here all year round but in the bleak whiteness of winter they are an especially cheerful sight.
First of all, the apology. On Monday VERY strong winds and rain came hurtling through. We had no power for 24 hours. On our little acreage, we've lost 6 trees. Pictures tomorrow. We got away lightly. Things are bad further up the valley. Some still don't have power.
This is what my second rooted piece looks like now. I've been asked how the bottom darker section was done. I took a piece of fabric probably about twice the width of what it is now. Drew some wavy lines on the right side of the cotton. This had to be chalk or something that can be removed. Taking one line at a time... I pinched a length of knitting yarn underneath each line... Holding the yarn in place, I whip stitched along each line with embroidery floss. So you are trapping the yarn in a fold of fabric. This creates a pin tuck. Once all the pin tucks were in place then it was machine stitched to a quilt batting. Does that help? If not, I could try and photograph the process.
Perhaps the bottom left close-up shows the pin tucks better.