There's the big blown up photo on the left that I took on Canada Day just east of Saskatoon. On the right is the art prior to thread painting. Here it is after thread painting:
This was the last picture I posted of this when I got the email. Someone is purchasing this as a gift for a family member. She wrote, "I can't believe it isn't sold already!!". Well... to my defense, it isn't done yet. lol This is pretty exciting! Dang, I can't keep up! I'm going to have to stitch in secret in order to stock enough art for the show in December! (Thank you very much : ) !) I'm not sure how long this will take to finish the handstitching but it's something I can take on the road with me to work on now. So far, I've completed this on it and I've enjoyed every single stitch.
|actual size... hand stitched flowers in the foreground|
I used those variegated hand painted threads that I bought from Michelle at Periwinkle Quilting. That particular thread added fuscia along with the blues and purples. I just love it. I also blended the color in the distant hills a little better. I added more tall grasses to the foreground with my machine. After I add a few more highlights into the flowers, I will do the yellows and oranges of the blanket flowers. Hopefully I'll get back to the Bridge City NeedleArts stitching night to finish this up. I'll keep you posted!
Also, thanks everyone for all the postcard compliments yesterday!