Friday, July 22, 2016

- If at first you don't succeed ...

Retrospective (7/25/2016)

Patch #204 Tennis whites



While we were (belatedly) in Austin, we spent some time bouncing tennis balls to G. Turns out he's a natural. Anyway, his Wilson kid's racket brought back memories of fingering the strings on my beloved Slazenger wood racket. Guess that and the reference to tennis whites pretty much date me!

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So, I wanted to make a patch that recalled the beautiful presentation of the A-Tan Sushi Tuna Tower on July 19th. Eventually, I ended up here ...


but it wasn't easy. 

My first try looked like this ...


and the back was even worse ...


But I persevered, deciding to make a much larger version ...


which I stitched Spirit Cloth style onto a fine linen backing ...


Then I auditioned possible patches ...


ending up with the final version shown up top for the July 19th post. I dare say, it had a much neater back than my first try ...


And unlike lunch at A-Tan, this time there were some leftovers ...



4 comments:

Mo Crow said...

that works!

Liz Ackert said...

It was a whole lot more fun the second time around. Now I have a couple more to re-try.

Judy Martin said...

how lovely

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... I especially liked not making everything match up