Lucky for me I had a show to get ready for in September. I have been working on these pieces over the summer, as well as enjoying some time reading and relaxing. Nature has always been a spiritual healer for me. When I need time to reflect or rejuvenate I love to walk where there are lot's of flowers and trees and birds...
Sewing is also a way to capture that inner peace. Combining nature with sewing has been my project for the summer. I created a summer garden series from photos I took at a garden show in my city. I made six pieces, for the show and also added the moss covered tree I created for the Minnesota Quilt Show. I planned to make a couple more but had to stop free motion quilting for a couple of weeks when I developed bursitis in my shoulder. Quilting is hazardous work! A few sessions with a wonderful therapist and I am back to work.
If you happen to be in Woodbury, Minnesota during the month of September, stop by Central Park Place. My show will be hanging just above the little amphitheater. These pieces were created using commercial fabrics, fabric paint and lot's of thread.
I promised an online show for those who live far away. So, here it is...
Summer Garden Series
by Janet Hartje
|Koi by Janet Hartje|
|Backyard Waterfall by Janet Hartje|
|Reach for the Sun by Janet Hartje|
|Tiny flowers by Janet Hartje|
|Red Water Lily by Janet Hartje|
|Touch of Pink by Janet Hartje|
|Moss covered tree by Janet Hartje|
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