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One Down and a PIF


I finished Indigo Aspens for the High Fiber Diet Show next month. I did all hand stitching. Here is a close-up:


I have become addicted to making marks on fabric with a needle and thread. I love how I can define a line or create a mood with little stitches.

I was one of the first 3 commenter’s on Jen’s Blog and will be the beneficiary of a hand made gift in the Pay It Forward promise. This is the first time that I have managed to jump in early enough.

Now, I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

Tomorrow, Ginger of Gingerfied is coming by to play in the studio with me. I will try to remember to take some photos. In fact, I want to take a new photo of her for her blog. She is much younger than her photo shows.

13 Responses to “One Down and a PIF”

  1. Judy Rys says:

    You have captured the glowing moonlight perfectly.

  2. Sunny says:

    I really like the blue piece. The hand stitching is great. Now, what is a PIF?

  3. Jeannie says:

    Oh, for sitting near the lake with a cup of cocoa on a cold winter’s night. It is beautiful, Gerrie. The hand stitching and foiling add so much to the piece. Cheers.

  4. PaMdora says:

    I like that foil effect, very effective and serene.

  5. Lisa Flowers Ross says:


  6. Nellie says:

    Talk about a spill of moonlight … you’ve done it beautifully!

  7. Jen Anderson says:

    A ver beautiful piece, Gerrie, I just love it. Jen

  8. dee says:

    I love it! the stitching looks so great and the way you made the moonlight drop down is just lovely. Perfect use of the indigo. You just get better and better my friend…the artwork too

  9. I’m already in a PIF, so this is not a request to join.
    I love the Aspens. It really looks like moonlight.

  10. caron says:

    Ooh! A smidge too late! The light is really nice through the trees. And that blue just sings!

  11. Judy says:

    Love the way it turned out. You really captured the moonlight shimmering on the lake.


  12. Kathie says:

    Beautiful. You’re right about the hand-stitching–it defines the design and creates an atmosphere that no amount of machine work could do. And I really like the edge treatment. Happy weekend!

  13. Vicki W says:

    Gerri, it’s beautiful!