At the end of March, my grandmother turned 90 years old. There isn't much that a granddaughter can buy for someone who has lived that many years, so to celebrate her birthday I decided to make her a version of my sun demonal. She’s an avid knitter and has been for as long as I’ve been alive, so I figured she would appreciate something not only homemade but made by me. The colors and the shape of this particular creation keep drawing me to it, so I keep going back to it for one reason or another. However since she doesn't quite have the same sensibilities as I do, I did not include the wings and I used matching thread instead of the dark and stark black thread of my original version. This was not a problem at all, since I don't mind making non-demonal versions and enjoy the differences between the two.
It turned out rather well, as much as it can anyway since I cannot pull off a perfect piece of sewing. There were flaws that my eye immediately honed in on, and I, of course, worried they detracted from what I want anything that I create to be. But, overall, I still think it's a great little sun! This time I decided to attach some ribbon to it so it could easily be hung. She already has knickknacks of various kinds, and I didn't want her to have to figure out where to lay this thing I was giving her. Plus, I rather liked the idea of it being a piece of art to a certain extent, displayed on a wall or hung from a ceiling. Not really in a vain sense mind you, though certainly that is part of it, but rather as another way of viewing and doing my own pieces. (With these projects, I work one thing out and get used to it before my brain thinks of other options or doing it differently.) Shoot, they could even be ornaments on a Christmas tree if someone wanted that!
Unfortunately, I didn't think to do the ribbon thing until after I had sewed it up completely so I couldn't attach the ribbon on the inside where the stitches wouldn't show. I did my best with it, especially considering that when you put needle and thread through ribbon it immediately starts to fray! A lesson to be learned there if there ever was one. I'll have to figure something out to make sure the ribbon stays intact as well as securely attached to the sewn pieces in the future while maintaining a neat appearance.