Plaid! I was working with plaid fabric this morning and thought, “why not.” Indeed. I used my ruling pen, with and without a straight edge, and acrylic paint.
I also participated in Sherri Lynn Woods‘ Virtual Sewing circle. She sent me five coffin shapes and five names of the fallen in Iraq. I embroidered the names and sent them back to Sherri and she will sew them onto a banner commemorating those who have served. One name in particular hit close to home for me. Four were young soldiers and marines in their early 20s. One was an Army Command Sergeant Major. He was about the same age, and in a similar leadership position as my husband. I usually consider my man to relatively safe when he deploys as he’s not one who kicks in doors, but seeing a CSM on the list reminded me that no one is really safe. Participating in this project seemed apropos though as we’re on the eve of another deployment, and the art quilts accepted into “Beyond Comfort” deal directly with my experiences as a military spouse.