Friday, March 16, 2012

Self Pay It Forward - Part One

Now that I know it's arrived at its new home safe and sound I can finally tell you about the little picture that I recently finished, the first gift for one of the people that were kind enough to comment on my 'Self' post back in January.

I have this lovely little dragon box (a gift many years ago from someone who was very special to be but now sadly in my past)
Well the dragon is safe guarding the names of the people who commented on the post (and provided me with their address details, there are still a couple of people who I tried to contact but never got details from so if you think that's you then please get in touch it's not too late)
I randomly pulled the first piece of paper......
After a bit of blog stalking I found that there is a house move in the future for 16 Muddy Feet, and it immediately bought to mind this little sketch that I did ages ago while I was sat in my car waiting for something or other.
I really enjoyed the little bison in the buttercups picture that I finished off last month so figured I would try this one using the same technique.  And voila  'The yellow house on the hill' came in to being.
I again used a canvas board to mount the picture and added a little message handwritten on the bottom.
The picture didn't turn out exactly as I imagined in my head, but I think it's still quite cute anyway.
It's nice to have another finished project as things seem to be slow going round here at the moment. I seem to spend way too much time procrastinating ..... I really must do something to address that, lol.

The dragon has given up the next name, so it's time to put my thinking cap on and come up with something for the next gift recipient :)

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think your little picture turned out great!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

So do I! I live in a big yellowish house too! I might be moving to the mountains, so then I will live on a big hill too. I am going to hang it in my quilting room for all to see who visit me. Thanks again Angela, you did a fantastic job!!!! :D

Amanda said...

I love the combination of patchwork and hand embroidery, and the finished picture is lovely. What a good idea.

Miss 376 said...

It's wonderful, and with the personal touch, it will be very special.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

I love that little yellow house on the hill of yours!

(Funny enough, I do live in a little yellow house on a hill too ...!)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Very pretty! I see Ann Marie loved it too. :)

Patty Ashworth said...

I collect dragons! How wonderful yours looks!!! Can I ask where you got him? And your little quilt is wonderful too! Glad to find your blog. Mine is Pattyashworth.blogspot.com Come on take a look...