|This is the sketch.|
Remember the sun stamps I got for Erin's project? I've had them sitting on my desk since I received them, and I refused to store them until they were used at least once. I think I came up with something pretty awesome!
Now, I don't think anyone in this blogging world ever expresses the sheer frustration of paper piecing. I've never done it before this project. I stamped each ray of the sun separately along with the center, cut them out, then painfully pieced them together. The clouds came from leftover cardstock that I cut out also.
I have bad, horrible wrists. Last year I had surgery to remove a ganglion cyst from my left wrist, and went through many months of therapy to help with my chronic pain in both wrists. Now that I don't have insurance I'm just dealing with the pain. Spending so much time tediously cutting small pieces of paper was super painful.
I can confidently say that I will never paper piece again. At least until the pain is under control.
I don't think I could've chosen a worse hobby to pick up... bird watching would've been better. Or watching TV. Something that didn't strain my wrists :)
Negative Nancy aside - I am happy with the results!!