Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I chose to scan my embroidery this morning. Not sure if it is better or worse, just different. The far left end of the embroidery is moving right along. And I have this wonderful space to the right of the birdhouse that is just waiting for a new character.
The pink and purple flower.
Can you spot the mushrooms?
The squirrel, reading before bed.
Friday, August 3, 2012
I've added another 'birdhouse' to the left end of my crewel embroidery. I love the house, but I wanted to make sure it read as being behind the leaves not in the same plane.
That is not a problem, in fact adding more leaves and texture is the fun part of this work.
This view might make the 3D aspect more apparent.
Another over all view with the left edge finally defined.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
We've been traveling, Yellowstone National Park. I like its original name best, "Wonderland". It is extraordinary! Of course one of the best parts of going away is coming home again.
Here was the crewel embroidery when I left. All I took with me was background wool. It was easy to pick up and work at odd free moments. There weren't that many.
Lots of background on the left hand side of the embroidery got filled in.
And I added one new flower today!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
I'm very happy with my new background, both the color and the different stitch.
The bunny now has a smart red vest with blue buttons. Under the glow worm is the beginning of the flower bed. Lots of 3-D stitches and flowers.
With coat tails flying this young bird is headed home for the night.
Constant tweaks and changes.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I wasn't happy with the background. I didn't like the way I was stitching it and I didn't like the colors. Now was a good time to change this. There is quite a bit of background sky in this embroidery.
So I dyed a new batch of background sky. It looks like wooly wisteria as it drys in the backyard. I dyed the wool in two separate pots hoping for a slight color variation between the two. It might be there but I'm not seeing it yet. Now if I wanted identical colors....!
I'm doing some of the grass hills in chain stitch. I love the texture. I'm stitching directly over some small details. I'll stitch the details and figures on top of the chain stitches when I'm ready.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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