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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Nice!

Nice!  That's how I feel.  Commissions always make me a bit nervous.  When it comes to the machine stitching, I worry that I'll mess it up.  Yesterday I completed the free motion sewing on this one and I couldn't be happier!

work in progress... flax and canola fields for 'B'

This is the point where I move to the hand embroidery.  Just a couple hundred French Knots, and I can finish & clean it up.  I'm aiming for a 'Finished-it-Friday' though I'm not sure I'll have it mounted, matted & framed until next week.  I wish you could see this in person.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  I need to set up the tripod.  I cannot for the life of me get a well focused shot of this.

In progress... linking to The Needle & Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.


14 comments:

sherry said...

ah so pretty...love those works of the fields...i love the wide open spaces...

Kiwi said...

LIola awesome so far!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

It's gorgeous!
Carol

HollyM said...

It's lovely Monica! I know what you mean about the machine quilting stage. Makes me nervous! I can't imagine doing that many French knots by Friday!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous, Monika! Like the fact that you only have a few hundred french knots to add to this piece - why wouldn't you have this done in the next day or two :) I know you can do it!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful:)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Can't get over your work Monika...beautiful!

greelyrita said...

Wow, this one's going to be a beaut!! Could it be you're getting even better at this?

I know how you feel about getting focussed pictures. I used to have no trouble, then the image-stabilized lens went for a trip to TO. I started taking all these blurry shots. Now the image-stabilized lens is back and the shots are still a bit short of clear. I don't know what's going on at all.

Suse said...

I love your work, Monika! Beautiful with all the machine & hand stitching. I like to hand stitch and couch interesting fibres.

Jackie said...

Your work really is something else... so life like!

Dahn said...

This is terrific! What a well composed scene..

elle said...

I do see Saskatchewan!

Regina said...

It's lovely before even being finished. Also, if you get nervous, what chance do I have?

rtquilter said...

Really lovely Monika, as always. I wish I could see it more closely too.i am a VERY shaky photographer. LOVE my tripod but it is not always handy. Have you tried a Gorillapod? It is GREAT!

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