|Jeri Zoubek's amazing fairy tail embroidery for the side of her casket. |
This side represents the story of the Golden Bird
|If you look carefully, Ralph the cat is behind the castle gate door.|
It is fascinating to me to look back at her design drawings that she posted many months ago (she protests that they weren't finished and have a few changes that have been made - they look great to me!). I am showing the one for this side and the top here. So fun to see how the piece evolved. I can't wait until she gets more of it finished! But as you can see, the exquisite stumpwork she is doing is taking much careful consideration and work.
|The design for the left side of the flat casket as published by Jeri late 2012 for comment on the student site.|
|The design of the top circa late 2012, Jeri says a few changes have been made since this iteration.|
The best part of all to me, is the poem that Jeri asked her daughter to write to explain what is on her casket. She says she will stitch it to put inside the lid. I am just over the moon by this collaboration between Jeri and her kids!
Gathered around a treasured book,
Louis and Carolyn sneak a look,
What adventures will this next story hold?
Princes, dragons, a quest for gold?
With "Once upon a time," Mommy starts,
And they drift to sleep with the story forever in their hearts.
There is no bigger reward for all the effort running this course than the thought of an older Carolyn sharing that poem inside the treasure box with her grandchildren and telling the stories of her mother. In many ways, that is what this course is about; creating memories in thread.