My local traditional bee, Sew Pieceful, decided to do an exchange of table-runners in December, 2014, among its members. We drew names and created a table-runner to the requested theme. I made one to an Easter theme for Suzanne.
I was able to play with shading, fabric collage, inktense pencils, and free-motion stitched cartoon designs in negative space (see Figures 1-4). The finished work was called Happiness is...Making a Table-runner for Suzanne (see Figure 5). This is actually my second Happiness work, the first being Happiness is...Making a Quilt for Suzanne several years ago...another Suzanne...putting together blocks made by her mother (see Figure 6 & 7). Next years exchange will be a wall-hanging, anything goes. I can't wait as I will be making it for my friend, Inez, who will be 99 in 2015. Hmmm....wheels are turning...
Happiness is...Making a Table-runner for Suzanne
Blocks made by Carol Hatch - Figure 6
Happiness is...Making a Quilt for Suzanne - 1998