Sunday, July 21, 2013

Listen To Your Own Dear Heart

Hello All!
This has been a lovely summer, despite the challenges. 
Each day is an opportunity.


I have been sharing some of my fun dying fabric in previous posts.... 
and today I would like to share my first attempt at
what  I call  Suzy Style fabric collage : )
She inspired me with her lovely gift.
(see my side bar for her giveaway!)


I dyed old linens, ribbon, and lace,
and enjoyed ironing them all afterwards....
I had an idea for the theme or thought,
about listening to ones own inner wisdom
 and I laid out my pieces.

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And here is how it turned out once I finished sewing it all together
and added the final embellishments.
I found it challenging to try to keep everything where I initially wanted it to go,
and that the design changed somewhat.
And that is o.k. with me.


I made some spectacular mistakes along the way....
hopefully learning...


The first panel....
the hardest part for me was not being symmetrical
with all the odd shaped pieces of lace.
I used to be a very tidy crafter
and everything had to be lined up and straight!

And that is o.k. too,
but I wanted to let go... 


The middle one....
It is pretty wonky!
Each panel is backed, and this one is open
behind the heart...
so the light shines through when I hang it outdoors.


The third one...

Sewing each one was challenging,
I broke my first needle and then switched to a jeans needle.
Suzy very kindly has given me advice to do that,
and having her gorgeous art here with me to
use as a reference, I managed to finish my project.

I hope to hang it outdoors on my second floor balcony,
Where I had my tea two Tuesdays ago.

 Thank you Suzy for inspiring me!

How is your weekend?

Thank you so much for coming by to visit!
Hugs,
Terri

Hugs,
Terri

35 comments:

Bernideen said...

That is really sweet and I love the sentiment!

Pooja Mittal said...

Nice post..
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Angela said...

Your pieces are gorgeous!

sassy said...

wow terri this is gorgeous beyond words ..stunning ,,,hugs sassyxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww!! Just gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the vintage bits!!

johala said...

Very nice job Terri! I love the colors you made. Suzi is a very inspiring artist, and you realized a cute creation!
Hugs and kisses

Crafting Happy said...

I love the colors you chose for your fabric collage, it turned out beautifully and I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.
- Jeanette

Lucille said...

Hi Terry! Your fabric collage is spectacular! I love it! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing it. It inspires me to let go, something that I need to do. I am always so exact! I'm so tired of that.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Terri, I just love your new creations.

Keep up the good work!

It's really gorgeous!

Incipient Wings said...

They're beautiful!
I like the natural way they lie together, makes them even more special .
Nice choice of fresh summery colors:)
Have a good one!

missy k said...

Absolutely beautiful work Terri... so pretty. I LOVE them all :)

Karen x

Jann said...

So incredibly lovely, Terri!

earthenmagic said...

...just super awesome! ~ thine challenges hath been rewarded with the most divine deliciousness!...(O:

Jan said...

Ah, these are BLUE and that means YOU! How gorgeous, Terri! The color combinations you used are too sweet! I can just see them hanging on the banister with a gentle breeze catching them.
You've been busy, my friend.....and as always, your art is so inspirational.
Hope you are having a good weekend, too. We got in a bike ride today (finally).
Hugs
Jan

Createology said...

Terri Dear you have done an exquisite job of putting your lacilicious collages together. The colors are breathtaking and gorgeous. Well done dear...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

I love your Suzy style collage Terry - just beautiful.
Hugs,
Marie

Marjanne said...

how original! this is so beautiful, I love it! we are having a heatwave in europe, far to hot for me!

Sylvia said...

very pretty!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Terri
What an amazing banner you have created dear friend. I just love it and the images and pretty color combinations just reflect the beauty within you!
I have to say there are no rules when creating these collages - I just let my heart run with them until it all just looks and feels harmonious from my point of view.
If it looks as perfect to you as you wish it to be then it is perfect.
I can just visualize it flapping gently in the breeze.
It is so very beautiful!
Sending big hugs to you,
Suzy

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Terri! Your fabric collage is just BEAUTIFUL! I love it!!! xo

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Terri! Your work is absolutely beautiful and the colors look wonderful together :) Thanks for sharing with us and may you have a lovely day.

Hugs to you!

Tabitha said...

Terri this is absolutely beautiful. I hope you are in good spirits right now..sending you big hugs...
tabitha

Elna Wohlitz said...

This is so Pretty! Just Love it.

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lynn said...

terri
i really adore this piece.. the colors and the image are so perfect together.. and the heart.. ahhh i love hearts... this is such a delicate and heartfelt piece.. thank you so much for sharing with us.
big ladybug hugs
xox
lynn

Christine LeFever said...

All of the pieces are perfectly beautiful and certainly nothing "wonky" about any one of them.

I too have been engaged in textile collage of late, including taking a class by Nellie Wortman via Creative Workshops. Oh but it is fun!

Your beautiful dying of your linens and laces is a totally fabulous thing. As ever, you rock!

The Junque Seeker said...

Each piece is beautiful! I know what you mean about trying to let go of the symmetry. I struggle with that, but I think you've managed it wonderfully!

Dorthe said...

Hello sweet Terri, this is a most beautiful banner!! I love your ,-dear Suzy -inspiration, and the fantastic colours you mixed -
You made wonderful -not straight - flags, so lovely with your chosen images, the laces and ribbons.
I just love it !!!
Hugs and kisses,
Dorthe

Ally said...

the banners are all lovely and I think the second one is my fav wd xxx

Mary Walden said...

I love the colors you dyed with and I really love the way you put it all together. It is very "Suzy" and they show your creativity also.

sharon said...

Terri, the banners are simply luscious with the gorgeous colors you have chosen and the designs! It is really incredible, over the top stunning in my book, and if there are bits of wonky then that is all the better, that is a part of you none of us are perfect, but I think these are just perfect! Hugs to you sweet friend!

khess136 said...

Visiting with you via your posts gives me such joy, dear Terri, and this one is no exception! Look at your beautiful work! You are an inspiration to me and your creation is so lovely...you'll have to share a picture once its installed!
xoxo
Karen

Linda M. said...

Terri, All your colors are so beautiful and the flags are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your hand dyed pieces and art are AMAZING! I love the gorgeous colors you used. SO pretty!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Very pretty! I never think to dye my old linens to give them a new look. I may give it a try. Hope you are staying cool this summer xxoo Loribeth

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