It has been raining for days. It just drips during the day but the middle of the night and early mornings have been earth-shattering. The rain seems wilder than ever and the thunder and lighting battle for hours. The fresh lush green foliage overwhelms us with it's luminosity in these dark deep days. The tree trunks are black with wetness and the few remaining pink tulips sheltered under the big oak stand out like lonely beacons. Ahhhh... what better time to bury yourself in the studio!
I have been treasuring this opportunity to just stitch and dream. I am hoping to finish all the embroidery on the center portion of my new quilt before my next job. And I have been dreaming about the design possibilities for the remaining black border.
These opportunities have recently expanded thanks to my new friend and "personal trainer". Juanita has worked with the Bernina Artista software for years and she is patiently mentoring me through the learning process. There are also classes on the Bernina website. I am a slow learner. She has digitized a few of my designs and here you see one of the first!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Move over Ralph Lauren. No more silly polo players on shirts... it's flora, fauna and critters for me!