One side of the shawl is finished, sitting pretty with a slew of hand-stitched applique.
The other end is still waiting for the final stitches. The original pattern included roses and leaves but I swapped out the roses for my "tattoo bird" stencil and rearranged the leaf pattern too.
Pretty simple pattern, just a few thrift store t-shirts in gray, brown, red or the color palette that best suits your mood and a bunch of hand stitching.
This is my first project from this book, but I do adore it completely. It's quite a nice respite from the big huge project on my brain.
I like the backside of the stitches too. Makes me think of Lisa's beautiful embroidery with the knots on the upside and the smooth stitches facing down. Just a little bit of calm before the storm, I do believe, as we start rehearsals with the dancers this weekend. OMG!