|Cattails at Sunrise II, 2013 (3"x3")|
When that piece was 'kind-of done', I walked through my sewing area in the evening when everything was poorly lit. I happily glanced over to the embroidery above and couldn't see a darn thing in the sky! That pretty sky was bleah in the dark. So I added the stitch lines (which I LOVE) and made the sun much much brighter. I stitched my initials in thread in the bottom right and now it is finished. ; ) Much better.
I added some blue/black hologram thread to the water and finished handstitching the reeds so that this is done too:
|Aglow II, 2013 (4.5"x6.5")|
TADA! Lookie here - the winter scene with the red barn glowing in the sunset is all done. It's meing framed right now and oooh I can't wait to see it! I added frosty trees & bushes, fenceposts and barbed wire. I chose gold thread for the grasses poking up thought the snow in the foreground, and stitched the sky as well. Done! ; )
|A Prairie Winter, 2013 (6"x8")|
I love the cattails piece SO much that I've started a bigger one where there is more orange in the sky. I'll show you soon! ; )
** Also - I'm running a second 'Basic Threadpainting' spring class at Creative House this Friday in Saskatoon. There are a couple of spots left. You need not be an artist. Also, this is not a 'how to copy Monika's landscapes' class. It is a beginner class to get you started on the mechanics of coloring with thread onto cloth using a sewing machine. You will need a machine that can be set for free motion stitching, and the following thread colors: white, grey, beige, black. Everything else will be supplied. It would be ideal if the class was filled with Janome owners, but not mandatory. Click here for info or to register on their website.
|a 'glamour shot' of Crocuses in Spring, 2013 (6"x9")|
I love glamour shots : ) OK - Linking up to WIP Wednesdays at The Needle & Thread Network. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by!