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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Friday Finishes - The Canola Field!

Ever so slowly, and I mean really slowly, I have been working on this little piece.  I'm down with a cold, so it's stitch - sleep - stitch - sleep...  I've done a few canola fields so far, and this is my favorite.  I know.  I say that each time, but it's because I feel like I get better with each piece.  I certainly notice that each successive piece becomes easier to create and more enjoyable to make each time.  So here it is!


I have yet to finish the edge and mount it to frame, but the work is done and I just love it.  It's inspired by my first prairie photo ever...

2009

I snapped that picture from off the highway just south of Cochin.  I stood by the ditch, facing the Day's Beach market garden.  It was that first photo with the lush, lush ditch that inspired me to try to stitch out my first landscape.  You know... "nothing to look at" on the prairies.  Here's a whole bunch of nothing, I stitched in great detail ; )


By machine and by hand...


I think it even looks pretty cool sideways!  : ) Bear with me... still under the weather.  :(


I love sewing the prairies!  : )
 Linking to A Prairie Sunrise - For the love of color.

21 comments:

Letterpress said...

I've been under the weather for nearly a month now (a succession of health things) so I have to tell you I really think this is beautiful. That rich saffrony yellow color against the bluey blues--it makes my heart sing!

Congratulations on another beautiful creation. And I hope you feel better soon!

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Leanne said...

It is so perfect! I have seen that field, or its sister many times and that is exactly how I remember it.

The Handmaden said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours and texture.

liniecat said...

My idea of what a prairie looks like has just been changed lol
Its so pretty and obviously alot of stitching but the effect is lovely! Did you paint the background pic first then stitch over it?
Youve every right to be pleased with the way its turned out!

Wendy said...

lovely , as always! You really nail the colours! The texture amazes me...

MyNorth said...

Outstanding!
You captured the photo perfectly.

HollyM said...

The 'commenters' are so right. The colors are beautiful! I also like how you've created perspective with thread by changing to horizontal stitching at the horizon. and even the French knots seem to get smaller as they recede.

LynCC said...

So amazing. I love canola fields. Was fortunate to see one in full bloom last year. I wouldn't say it's a whole lot of nothing - to me it's a whole lot of beauty to drink in to your heart's content. And you're captured it so nicely! :D

JillsyGirl said...

It is so beautiful! It reminds me of rape fields in North Yorkshire, England!

Annette said...

I just love seeing what you create. You have such a good eye and talent at showing off our great province we call home.
in stitches

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

another beautiful piece ...Love it! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Stampmouse said...

Wow. Great job

Julieta said...

Hi, Monika I expect you became heal (excuse me for I don't understand suffy of English)
Aqui no Brasil não há frio tão intenso, mas, muda muito: de manhã, calor, de tarde muito frio; e estamos no verão. Não há saúde que aguente! Um grande abraço dessa sua admiradora. Julieta.

quilt happy said...

i just love what u do. it's beautiful

Ellie said...

Yup I agree it looks lovely. Feel better soon :))

Faith said...

Love it! I feel like I could almost walk out into that field. You make me want to go look for all my old photos from the Dakotas and Kansas/Missouri

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Totally stunning.. and love the grassy texture! Feel better!!

Sharon said...

That is gorgeous! And just the motivation I needed to get to my sewing room today. :D

Kitty Pearl said...

I like the sideways one :)
I've never seen a Conola field. The stitching makes it extra real. Super stitching!

Kitty Pearl said...

PS: I pinned this! It is awesome!!!

Rachel Hauser said...

You do such amazing work. AMAZING. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

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