It's 2 pieces of cotton fused onto a stabilizer, a bit of penciled in guide marks, and I begin free motion work on this blank slate. Pretty bare bones so far!!
I stabilize pretty well so I don't have to hoop a square in a circular frame. I teach with a hoop but when I do my art, I feel hoops get in my way.
95% of the time, I spend at least a half a day hand stitching. I just do not feel it's complete until I have the handwork done. Some things just cannot be the way I want with a machine. Some of my canola fields might be an entire week just stitching the French Knots. But for the most part, the machine work really doesn't take much time at all - usually not more that a day depending on size. I probably spend as much time selecting blendable colours and changing thread as I do machine stitching.
Here it is... complete. I hope you like it T.! : ) I'll have it framed for the weekend.
|another fall day at Cranberry Flats : )|
*** NOW *** I have to clear our my studio mess and set up some tables and chairs. I'm having company!!! I'm having a sewing bee at my place with _________________ !!! : ) I'll post about it Saturday.
haha can you tell I'm excited!??
Have a great week,