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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Wednesday Work in Progress

I am spending all day framing my work for the weekend and preparing all the little cards for each piece in my display.  I doubt I'll get the crocuses done in time, but that's okay as it seems to have been spoken for.  I just sold another Flax field too!  I was smart this time:  I made TWO.  : )  SO there will still be one at the show on Sunday.

3x9 vertical Flax in progress...

I DARE someone to count the French Knots in that piece!  : )

This will also be the week that I photograph all my embroidery before if goes under glass and is sold.  What crappy timing - again.  It's been grey and rainy for a couple days.  I think the same thing happened just prior to Gardenscape.   Dark & blustery - typical Saskatchewan spring.  We lost 4 out of 5 unbrellas yesterday while walking to school!  POOF - inside out and bent in half!  lol  Spring winds around here are not for sissies.

Tipi & Rosehips, 2012

I hope the weekend is nicer.  There will be walking tours on Sunday that bring in extra traffic to the Spring Show & Sale.  Elizabeth Cuming, an award winning art quilter from our guild, will be there as well!  I really want to buy an elevator from her and she has some lovely small works of local scenes.  Check this out from last fall at our bennial show!  They are both hers (I had posted these last fall on my blog with her permission).

Wall Hangings / Quilt Art by Elizabeth Cuming, Saskatoon

I love the hills on the other side of the river where the pelicans are!  Isn't she fabulous at what she does!?


Well... here I go.  Offline and to the cutting table.  I hope the sun decides to shine soon! This is why I love winter shows.  Winters here are MUCH brighter.   ; )  I'm linking up to The Needle & Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.  See you soon!


19 comments:

Danielle Hudson said...

These are little works of art! I love them. You make perfect French knots!

greelyrita said...

Is that the piece you were working on yesterday, where you worked from largest to smallest. Yikes! There have to be 300 french knots!

Linda said...

Fabulous! I can't even imagine how long it took to make all those sweet little knots. Around these parts the knots would be yellow for dandelions.

Sheila said...

I don't think I would want to guess the number of french knots but they sure are affective , as usual your work is lovely. I also love Elizabeths work , wow!

Masha Novoselova said...

wow... wow, wow, wow!!!!!..... I havn't any other words... i love all your works... this Tipi & Rosehips is fantastic...
hugs from Russia,
Masha

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

NOOO!! There are around 1500... at least. Count again! ; )

~Monika

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Monika, the flax field is really beautiful! Good luck on the sale, I hope it is a great day, m

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!!! all those French knots...lol you have the patience I will never have Monika!! good for you. The quilted art pieces you showed us are beautiful too.

Lisaleh said...

Monika, as always, I'm so inspired by your work. Lovely.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You are both fabulous at what you do! I love both styles. Your flax field and the tipi are both wonderful! Makes me want to try my hand at something like this one day....
How are your fingers and eyesight after so many french knots! You must work very quickly.

Annette said...

you have your french knots down to a science. and I think your framing is getting ther to. Your work always looks sew great. I'll be watching to see the crocus stithery .... I might want one too. It's my daughter's favortie flower, it is usually in bloom for her spring birthday, and the wear fur coats to keep warm in our cold and snowy springs.
in stitches

elle said...

I'm not a math person. Ha, ha!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Amazing, just amazing.

PrairiePeasant said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Good luck with the show! Maybe when you have time for Saturday stitches again, you can show how you do different sizes of french knots?

CitricSugar said...

Holy French Knots, Monika! It's absolutely beautiful, though... Going to try to swing by the show on Sunday. Hope it's successful for you!

Dolores said...

Lovely works of art. BTW, your title is misspelled - 2 letters got transposed.

Regina said...

Best of luck at the show, your work merits it.

Patti said...

Love your flax field Monika, especially since my one poor little flax plant did not survive the winter!Good luck in the show on Sunday!

Grandma Coco said...

You are definitely the Queen of the French Knots!!

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