Incidentally, I often work sideways or upside down. Turning a piece allows me to see things I may not have noticed before. It's helpful!
For the next phase of this piece, I have all my colors pretty much pick out. Each tree has a lot of highlights and deep shades. I have no end of autumn colors in my stash. Literally - boxes of threads.
|beginning my selection|
The second commission I have started is from Y. in Australia. It's G O R G E O U S - a photo her husband took. I started selecting me threads...
I have made a good start stitching out this one, however I feel I don't have just the right purples. So - a shopping I did go.
Sad news - Creative House Sewing & Education Centre will be closing. The owners are retiring and their building along with both businesses are for sale (the second being Broadway Embroidery). They sent an email out at the beginning of the month that they are having a sale on everything (20 - 50 percent off). I will really miss them. And that space - it is so sunny and beautiful. pout pout.
So to support my friends in their retirement, I bought my purple thread from them.
And pink thread, and orange thread, and variegated thread, and cotton 12 weights, and rayons, and metallics, and prewound 100 wt bobbins, and hand embroidery needles, and packs of machine needles, and wooden crochet hooks, and loads more hoops for teaching, and fabric...
...two sewing machines. Yup. I picked up the last of their Janome classroom sewing machines for my own teaching. SCORE! ps - if you are in Saskatoon, they are on Ave I between 20th and 22nd st W. and open Monday to Thursdays only for the rest of the month. They have TONS of Wonderfil threads, Bohin notions, and beautiful fabrics too.
Okeedokee - off to work on the threadpaintings! : )
TN&TN for WIP Wednesday