First....there was melanoma. Then - there was Sally!!!
Here's the back story: Inauspicious Beginnings
And the pics: Sally the Loggerhead Turtle
And more pics: Beach Scenes
Yes, turtles (and dragonflies) are now an intrinsic part of my life and part of the fiber of my family and friends.
|Yentle Garden, around Yertle Creek, sports its own turtle (X's 3!!) figurine! Creek designed by nature, but controlled and turned into a beautiful garden by Roo (aka Yentle!! HA!). Here's one of it's early pics: The tree|
|It was from Ruthie! She does the BEST wrappings!!!!!|
|They are always beautiful, perfectly match their contents, and contain the most amazing gifts!!! Look at this TURTLE fabric!!!!|
|Sew ~ after pondering my precious turtle fabric for a bit, its destiny became clear. I decided it would make a perfect Hollyburn skirt (Sewaholic) and needed a little Polly Top (By Hand London) to go with! The Polly is bound with my own bias binding and the basic quilting cotton (chosen because I liked the color combo) did not like being eased into the curved bodice, wanting to gather instead. I let it be, leaving some gathers evenly placed at the curves! I cut the front of the Hollyburn skirt on the fold rather than in two pieces as prescribed by the pattern, so that I could place my turtles just so!!! Had to shave off and reshape the sides a bit, but I think it worked!!! Used my self constructed contoured waistband as mentioned in the post above.|
|The turtle fabric has the perfect attitude and drape for this skirt!!|
|With much love, my turtle collection continues to grow - all the bounty: A turtle a day... |
And Ruthie hits a home run again with Miss Flora, nestled front and center!
|Roo got a special prize, too! It was right up her Owl-ly!!!! Ha! Are her flowers not beautiful????|
|With Ms. Turtle living just beneath!|