Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Let the magic begin...

Our business concluded early enough on Saturday to have a few hours to enjoy Savannah. It is our favorite city. We were back on the plane early Sunday, so it was a brief trip, but the weather held and we enjoyed every minute. When you view the pictures below, you will understand why we adore this city.

What could be more magical than a carriage ride to your wedding in a pumpkin coach?
We saw the bride delivered to her groom in one of the squares.
The horses get a drink before heading back in service. We just had to take this picture.

Weddings in the park. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Finding a hidden garden.
yes that is me- again my husband capturing my best side.

One of the beautiful squares.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Forsyth Park

On to the wall hanging... Hunting Dragons.
Creating the stumpwork dragon. Cut basic shapes of your dragon in felt. Making several layers each smaller than the last. Stack them on top of each other. Smallest one first, then medium, the largest on top. This is just a basic shape. The stitches on top of the felt create the detail.

Layer the felt with smaller pieces underneath to pad the stumpwork form.

Looks a little kindergarten like, but it shows how easy it is to create the padded base.

I promise my idea sketch is even more childlike
Cut the wings from organza.
Stab stitch through all the layers of felt to secure to the velvet.

I can't wait to see the dragon emerge.

Take care,


  1. The pictures of Savannah are wonderful! Husbands have a way of taking pictures when we're least ready I think!

    Love the Dragon, I can't wait to see it unfold!

  2. Savannah seems like such a beautiful place. So elegant and grand. Stumpwork! Oh my, you have the most amazing talents Debra. I'm going to enjoy the creation of your dragon very much.
    Ann :)

  3. Welcome home Debra!
    Thank you for sharing your photographs of Savanna!
    It is a place that intrigues me greatly.
    Your dragon is emerging gracefully. ;-)
    Can't wait to see the transformation!


  4. Sounds like you had a great trip Debra. Did you go inside the cathedral by any chance? Be sure to let me know at Furniture and Design Ideas when you put the dragon up.


  5. Savannah looks a very pretty place, no wonder you love to visit there.

    The dragon is coming along nicely!


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