The auction pieces are all done and ready to be mounted. Yeah! Here are the four house pieces. I added just a bit of green grass stitches with perle cotton and little orange flowers on the two with the white houses.
Here are the sketches for each of these houses. How awesome is the stairway seen through the window of the red house?!
Here are the four "cross" pieces shown side by side with the first grade designs. You may be able to see a bit of the hand embroidery I added to each one.
And here are the flowers. I think it worked well to create matching backgrounds to make them all cohesive. I added arched stitching over the top... as I do in many of my fabric collages.
I've started painting the canvases. The crosses will be mounted on black.
I use tacky glue and spread it out with an old hotel key. (Not a really old hotel key, which would be an actual key, but a "key" of the plastic card type.)