Here's another Slow Felt piece that I had been stitching on in my imagination for months--I've been planning out how to approach the piece since February but hadn't done any actual stitching. Tonight I had a chance to sit on the sofa and stitch while I caught up with episodes of "In Treatment."
The piece started with white wool roving, which I wet felted into a rough rectangle. Then I added wisps of the colored roving to make the heart-shaped flowers and wet felted that. The piece didn't felt as solidly as I wanted it to, and I have to admit I didn't like it. It turns out it just wasn't done! (The finished rectangle measures about 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".)
The stitching with crewel wool brought the wool together nicely and gives it nice dimensionality. I think it may still need some background quilting stitches, but I'm much happier with it now. It feels right.
And the best part of the stitching therapy was that it got me thinking about my husband and how supportive and encouraging he has been of me. This one's for him!