They buried him in the choir
And from his grave grew a red red rose
From her grave a green briar.
They grew and grew to the steeple top
Till they could grow no higher
And there they twined in a true love's knot
Red rose around green briar.
I love my sister Bethannne's paintings, and she texted this one to me today with a link to the folk song, Barbara Allen. It is a sad song , but it was interesting to read about its history and listen to some of the different versions on the internet.
I have always wanted to try reproducing some of her images in fabric, so I thought I would give it a go with this painting. I used her crow on the branch, some of the leaves and the daisy on the left side of the painting. I used Wonder Under and pressed it to some different colors of linen that came from my stash, and carefully cut out the crow, the white daisy petals, the daisy center and the green leaves.
My last step is to make some piping and sew up a little pillow. A nice little surprise for Bethanne.