The other night, after picking our first bouquet of sunflowers, I had Julia help me with a little photo shoot of the project the Sunflower/Knitting/Stitching Immersion students will be making on September 19th and 20th here at our farm. Although Julia thinks I am "the best photographer in the world" (gotta love a kid who thinks that, don't you?), it always takes me several tries to get a photo I like.
The light at the end of the day this time of year is quite spectacular. Julia, the little pillow, her bouquet, and I went outdoors to take advantage of the lovely light. I moved the pillow and bouquet around to several locations. The light kept changing and I kept trying to find a spot I liked. We were working on the little porch of the garden shed, when I heard Julia mumble something about the sheep. I turned and there they were.
We let them graze the lawn, knowing the dogs would get them back where they belonged.
There's been a big old haybale sitting next to the garden for mulch. I moved the pillow onto it. Look who thought it deserved some attention. Mr. Zoe Sophia, one of our tabby cats.
Further interest in the pillow came from Eeyore, the guard donkey.
Then they all figured out the pillow wasn't something they could eat so they lost interst. Me, I kept going - moving the pillow around. Finally, I think I settled on this photo on the porch, just as the light was starting to disappear for the day.
If you are coming to the class, you'll be learning all the techniques to finish this pillow. I still have room left, if you are up for an adventure.
p.s. Thanks to my students from the August "Get Stitched on the Farm Class." They suggested that everyone should actually make a project that would turn into something they could keep. I hope everyone likes this project.