As promised - the reveal of 'Courtship'....
I think each of the photos is clickable to embiggen.
As a recap to this project - it began because I have been a fan of the illustrations created by Harrison Fisher and have long wanted to create something using some of them. Each of the blocks features a couple who seemingly are courting, hence the name 'Courtship'. As a further challenge to myself I chose to include a heart, a word (reflective of courting), and a rose on each block. Finally I added the song lyric "I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you, come rain or come shine"* around the outside. The entire piece measures approx. 36" square.
*Song lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Harold Arlen. Written for the musical "St. Louis Woman" and originally recorded in 1946.
Now, a question for you - would you like to see pictures of all the blocks together in one post? Or are you heartily sick and tired of this whole thing and hope I go on to something else?
- I've yet to have need of doing a provisional cast on in knitting, but when I do, I know I'll be making use of THIS tutorial.
- Some interesting tips HERE for using difficult threads (metallics for one) in our sewing machines.
- And HERE is a great tip for marking even hems if you are making a skirt or dress.
Today, in lieu of a quote, I will leave you with this wonderful You Tube video of Billie Holliday singing 'Come Rain or Come Shine'.