|fabric, thread, yarn, raffia|
I finished it today, and found a frame at the last minute while I was out. It is dark with a silver touch to it. It's nice and deep to fit the mats, back board, glass, work, and all. Gotta love that! I had added some hand stitches, including two birds. I called it The Winter Visit. (...will show you the finished version later...) It's all about those two women. I can't wait for them to see it! If she's not into it, that's fine. I'll just put it the gallery on Sunday.
Other than that, I'm trying to make some posters for the next show. Posters? Postcards? hmmm...
|I'm so proud - my husband didn't even need to help me with this. : )|
I got everything but one piece back from Cindy Moleski's. I picked them up when Donna (my framer) wasn't there. OH WOW. I seriously need to send her a big thank-you! What a super job that I didn't have to sweat over. This is like having a personal chef! lol
Now, with all my art done for the year, I am going to sit and enjoy a new video that came in the mail. I really should be sorting or dusting or washing something, but naaah!
|double trouble and three skeins|
I watched a bit of this disc set so far. I love their work, and Margot is a big fan of Jan Beaney. So far though, the video is pretty basic - like what needles, threads, fabrics and equipment are used. It's all important stuff, but not new to me. The one prior to this video seemed much more informative. I plan to get bigger with my work some day and thought this would give me some ideas since it would involve much less machine work. Bigger work = bigger stitches = bigger fibres. Don't get me wrong - I'm not ever giving up threadpainting. I love it too much. There's just something about incorporating way more handstitching that really makes a piece so much more loveable (in my opinion).
Oh - and those lovely threads? They are from Houston, a thank you gift from the woman who commissioned Beautiful Bergheim. I finally signed, sealed, and delivered it this week to her. Isn't that sweet? They are GORGEOUS variegated colors!
Ok. I'm linking up to The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday. See you there!