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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Apricot Sky. (& book winner announced!)

Whew!  What an exciting few days with that book in my hands.  Thank you again to Sophie Long & her crew for including my work.  This has really pushed me into places I never thought I'd be.  I dropped off all but one of the books I planned to donate/gift.  That's been pretty exciting.

I've been working on another cattails piece for one of the spring shows.  I'm still not sure which show.  I guess it depends on whether it's framed in time for Gardenscape or not.  This one has a beautiful apricot sky.  It's always fun to find the right thread match.


Isn't that funny?  It's perfect, but I wonder how old it is.  The spool is styrofoam.  Check out the label!

Lily, 19 cents.

That's so cute.  It's not as funny as when I see the name, 'Zwicky Ursus' though.  That thread name cracks me up every time (I'm chuckling to myself right now!).

So here it is - a 6x6 inch Cattails # 4.  It's getting professionally framed this week.  The ribbons are from RibbonSmyth (see link on sidebar.)  Some were dyed by her, some were dyed by me.  I love them.  I just want to work with ribbon so much more now.

Cattails at Sundown, 2013

OH!  So I guess you are wondering who won the Mastering the Art of Embroidery book giveaway?  

Well... I'm not as tech-savvy as people think.  I picked a number in my head (84) and then counted through the list of 142 comments to see who that would be because I do not know to do any other random # generator.  The winner is Molly!  I know Molly.  She's a good friend of mine who lives in my city.  I started feeling self conscious about this, figuring people might think this contest was rigged.  In my moment of doubt, I turned to my six year old daughter and asked for her suggestion of a number between 1 and 142.  "Eighty four!" she said.  WOW.  So there you go.  : )  MOLLY IT IS!  Congratulations Molly!  I'll drop it off to you soon.

Have a good day everyone, and THANK YOU for all the comments!  I read each one at least twice.  Your words were just as fulfilling as being in the book in the firstplace.  I am so very grateful.  : )



Linking to The Needle & Thread Network's WIP Wednesday link party although this WIP is finished : )


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

monika! i am sooooo excited! what an incredible thing! and i just won a fabric packet from periwinkle - i think i'd better buy a lotto ticket!
i can't wait to see the book and settle in for a good read through it - i've been wanting to do some more embroidery and this will give give me some more ideas...
thank you so much!
cheers!
molly

laura lok said...

gorgeous as always

elle said...

oooh! the cattails and that wonderful sky. yum!

Poppyprint said...

This work is STUNNING! Loving the ribbons, too and the apricot is gorgeous. Congratulations Molly!

Mary Ann said...

Love this...the colours are wonderful!

Congratulations about your book:) They have it in paperback on Amazon.ca.

Michelle V. Alkerton, mixed media artist said...

I absolutely love your latest Cattails at Sundown, 2013. Wow!!!

Stay inspired!

jojo said...

monika quelle merveille ce livre bravo a molly et merci biz

Cindy said...

Your creations get more and more lovely! Simply breath taking.

BY THE WAY, for future give-aways just go to random.org. There's a little gadget in the right margin where you can enter the first and last number you want to select from. It's super, super simple.

Have a good one! :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wow, I love Cattails at Sundown Monika, amazing colours. It almost looks like it's glowing.

HollyM said...

It is such a pretty sky! There have been quite a few times while rummaging through my threads for just the right one that I've found one of yours and I think of you!
I got my ribbon order yesterday and I'm so pleased!

Threadpainter said...

Wow ... fantabulous !!!
You are so great at what you do !

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous Monika!!! I love the cattials

Paleogirl said...

Stunning color combination, and I LOVE the use of ribbon for the cattail leaves! It gives them the perfect glossiness and texture. Lovely piece!

PrairiePeasant said...

It's funny how I've never noticed before how perfectly your stitching all around the edges matches the colours in your art. It's so perfect that until you show the colour of the thread like this, one doesn't think of it. So lovely.

Susan Being Snippy said...

lost for words -- except AMAZING...

Juanita said...

I know what you mean! I got my order of ribbons from Ribbonsmyth on Monday and I can't keep my hands off them. They are so lovely. Thanks for the tip.

Patti said...

Beautiful cattails, Monika! And Molly, I definitely think a lottery ticket is in order. Congrats on the fabric pack and book!

Becky said...

Wow! I LOVE the sky, and the cat tails! Have you considered selling high quality prints of your work? I'd be first in line to buy one! Beautiful!!

Regina said...

Was für fantastische Farben! Ich habe auch schon über den Namen diesen Faden geschmunzelt.

Katherine said...

Your work is exquisite! Takes my breath away....

Rebecca J. Greenwood said...

Recently discovered your work. So beautiful and inspirational! Thank you for sharing with us.

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