|heading out to stitch under the shade tree|
ok. Thanks for listening. : )
I am very happy to say that I made it to the Bridge City Needle Arts stitch night! They meet weekly through the summer. My husband actually told me to get out of the house because I was getting bitchy about all the housework (though I still did laundry and dishes into the night as usual). The stitch group was terrific and I got 2 solid hours of handstiching done on 'Boundless' from my photo of the post surrounded by dandelions. I spent yesterday doing another several hours, and I think it's done!
|Boundless II, (detail) 2011|
If you look really close, there is alfalfa, dandelion blooms, dandelion puffs, blue aster, and goldenrods. I am really happy with this one! The dandelions look like dandelions. It's going into a dark grey woodgrain frame that really brings out the blues & the post in this one. I'm not sure who is getting this one. It is being purchased as a birthday gift for a loved one.
|inspiration for Boundless. photo by me, 2010|
And more great news! Some lovely woman left a couple of embroidery scroll frames up for grabs at our local quilt shop. I now have one for my landscapes. (Thank you!!) What great timing with all this hand stitching I'm doing. I bought a small rectangle one from a garage sale earlier this year. It has the felted work on it. Now I have a really long and narrow one which is just fantastic for my landscapes. While I was with the Bridge City NeedleArts group, I was able to find out how to attach the work to the frame. 'Stitch it on with unwaxed dental floss!' said one. Smart.
I have one last thing to show you. Now that the mail is moving, look what my mother sent me!! I have it pinned up on my inspiration wall. She knew I was looking for a flax field. A friend of hers took this photo. This is the view from the highway.
|view of Jackfish Lake / Day's Beach SK|
You will see (bottom to top) blue flax, blue lake, blue horizon, and blue sky. Isnt' that hilarious? There's no sense of up or down or depth in this with the exception of the tree tips to anchor you. I'm not sure I'll do this entirely, but I'll use features of it in an art piece. I might crop it vertically for a long panel and play up the blue & green with lots of distinctively different texture. It is an amazing sight!
Now to take a day off and re-organize this mess! How did that happen so fast?
See you Sunday,