Yes, it's a little brownish-charcoal colored ball of yarn, quite small in the palm of my hand. (wool? yarn? What is the right term?) It's a very special little brownish-charcoal colored ball of yarn. It's BISON hair! It's the natural color as far as we figure. It's especially sweet since I stitched a few bison onto a postcard this summer. That turned out to be a big hit. I want to stitch more of that beautiful beast. Now I have this yarn!? How authentic is that!? COOL. Kari - you rock.
You know that when most bloggers disappear, it's because they are up to something BIG. Not me. I just tended to home and family and school supply shopping. ; ) I did finish up my little silk ribbon floral though! I think I'll lace it and frame it up. I don't know if it's perfect, but I sure love, love stitching with ribbons.
|about 7x9"... hand dyed silk ribbon & yarn.|
: ) If you follow my facebook page, you might have seen the photo of this in progress. I was working on it outside. As I threaded up another ribbon, I looked over to see a giant dragonfly had landed on the flower petals! I clicked a crappy cell phone picture and posted it. I thought that was a good omen. Isn't that neat?
This commission is nearly done. There's some finished touches I have planned, so this is still Work-In-Progress.
|work in progress... about 6.5x9"|
It's looking pretty lush in the foreground, so I don't know if I want to put birds in the sky to balance it or not. I will add a bit of yellow poking out from behind the buildings to pull it all together. I've stopped stitching into the skies on some pieces. I can't decide on that either. To FMQ or not to FMQ? hmmm... I'll wait and see what she says. : ) I can't wait to photograph the final piece!
I should take this time to let you know about upcoming classes in Saskatoon as well. If you sign up to my blog via email, you probably aren't aware of the running announcements at the top of my blog page. Here you are:
* * * TEACHING * * * @ Creative House in Saskatoon. Call 306 652 0455 to register.
Creative Quilted Postcards Workshop Monday Sept 9
Handstitching 101 Wednesday Sept 11
Beginner Threadpainting Monday, Sept 16
I believe the maximum class size is larger now as they can seat up to 12 students instead of 6 or 8. That's good news! I likely won't be running anymore Saskatoon classes until the spring. Also, please note that Creative House is open Monday to Thursday only unless you make an appointment via telephone. So, if you are calling to book for those classes, you should avoid calling on the off days. : ) If you need more information about the classes, you can find that in the "Workshops" tab at the top of my blog as well.
Okay! Have a great week. I'm linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN.
(and WHOOPEE the blog has hit 500 followers! Thanks everyone!)