Stitched by Laura Hartrich
Isn't the stitching on this piece amazing? I love the beautiful contrasting and complementary colors and all the different stitches.
And, there's a beautiful story behind this piece as well - Laura is donating this to a benefit for Mariel Mentink, a bike rider who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in Austin. Mariel is now hospitalized with a great deal of rehabilitation in front of her. I just lost a dear childhood friend in September to a bike accident, and so this bike, and what Laura is doing has extra meaning for me.
To learn more about Mariel Mentink, and to lend your support, visit http://supportmarielmentink.com/.