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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Work in Progress

I was finally able to get more done on this piece...  Eve's Glow.  October's Glow.  October Eve.  (sigh)  Still not decided on the title.  I am really enjoying every stitch though.  ; )

rusty French knots in the reeds to show off curls

I am still so very impressed with how those Wonderfil rayons really make the water look like water.

I'm also at the point of hand stitching this piece.  I haven't shown you yet.  It's a new take on Bloom.  It's 3x9 inches... vertical!  I love the feel that cropping things differently creates.  Here's some pretty close-ups of the work thus far.

Bloom 3, in progress

Here is the first Bloom from last year, 6x8".

Bloom, 2011 (sold)
Now that I have more colors, I really look forward to stitching in the blanket flowers onto Bloom 3. 

Check this out.  I was wandering aimlessly around a department store, looking for treasure to perk me up after a week of tending to sick me and sick children.  (Do you ever do that?)  I found it!  Bernat decorative bundles of yarn fibres.  It's a 'scarf making kit' at Zeller's... but I have other plans for these pretties.

mmmm... couching, couching, and more couching : )

No kidding!  Zeller's for ten bucks each.  Nice.  There's a heck of a lot there!  I'm impressed.



felicity said...

Zellers has its surprises! I do love all your WIPs, Monika!

Maria Neill said...

You are so gifted!~~~

HollyM said...

I love all you pieces but the October piece really speaks to me. Perhaps it's because It is a scene that I would see around here as well.
Those fibers form Zellers are beautiful. Now I'm wondering what you'll do with them, ha, ha.

greelyrita said...

Your work is just gorgeous! It's hard to say enough. I hope you and your family will be feeling better really soon. Sorry for taking so much of your time this week.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow Monika!! That water jumps at me...beautiful. They are always beautiful..you have a real art.

Mary Ann said...

I love the pieces that you are currently working on...loverly.

Re your Zellers find....thank you for that tip. I saw something similiar at Walmart here but much more expensive even though it was on sale. It was a kit for a designer scarf.

elle said...

Wow! That water is wet. very cool The layers in your work are amazing.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh that I could walk in your works for a moment.. they are such magical places. Hey, how about A Golden October? And that new yarn... funky and awesome... looking forward to seeing what you use it for!

M-R said...

You work is just beautiful, Monika! I'm leaning toward October Eve. :)

Sheila said...

I am so loving October Eve ,just gorgeous .Interesting find at Zellers , much check here to see what they may have .

Cheryl Razmus said...

Inspiring and lovely! Your colors are breathtaking, llike being in the scene.

CitricSugar said...

These are just so gorgeous, Monika...

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