I'm working on some pieces which are in progress on a kind of rotational basis, changing which piece gets a little stitch each day. I'm hoping that way they will all be finished at the same time......it's a plan. It remains to be seen whether it will actually work out that way but nothing ventured nothing gained.
This one had five tiny applique motifs added over the weekend, this morning it has a tiny half circle pocket edged with buttonhole stitch which takes shape on the video.
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Pockets are still the ''in thing'' round here. I'm still working on finishing this one from yesterday for class and I have four others pieced and in various stages of completion surface embroidery wise. I gave this one a ittle attention last night, a tiny circular pocket now sits on the surace and one seam has been secured with buttonhole lace. There is cross stitch running across a narrow section of patterned cloth with bullion loops forming a decorative edge on the tiny pocket.
Later today I am going to cut out pages for my little books. I have quite a collection of samples for the pages now so figure if I cut pages and start to attach the samples I will have a better idea of what I still need to create, how much doodling, how much stitching.
I'm also debating with myself about thispiece. I want to keep it. Then again I want to make another. I'm leaning towards the idea that I should make a new one for me, different somehow....perhaps a fold over one with a central reverse opening, or maybe even adrawstring one. What do you think?
You saw me put this little piece of white together yesterday, on camera. It's having an easy beginning, buttonhole lace around the edge of the lace cloth, bullion knots securing a seam with another row of bullion knots half extending across the main body of the piece. That row will eventually extend across the whole piece.....I just ran out of time.
I intend to play with the placement of folds for this one before I decide on final surface embellishments just like I was doinghere. There is a hankering for buttons building with this....big buttons, white buttons....
I am almost back to normal after a great weekend, disruption but amazing company, disruption of the best kind. Helen goes back this evening....I miss her already.
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I promised yesterday, the lace, remember? Here it is.......I want to make more. I want to spend every day making this, all day. Then again I feel like that about other pieces too...not enough days never mind hours.....
It looks different now. It's been laid over another embroidered piece. It's informing new work that's yet to be started. I will show you the two pieces together soon, this one and the one it's laid upon, I will show you how that looks.
Another pillow, another one to compliment this one. Today's pillow has a buttonhole lace edge as opposed to a running stitch edge. This one also has row of what I like to call ''droplets'', ''ringlets'', little bullion knot loops that hang freely.
There won't be any colour for a day or two now. I have a white piece newly started which I added bullion knots to last night. Hopefully I will have made enough progress with that before I go to bed today to damp stretch it for tomorrow. I then want to work some more on thelace piece from yesterday. It's taking every ounce of self control I have to let that one lie whilst I get on with other things.
The main thing here, the focus of this post was meant to be the addition of stitch to my new Liberty pouch. We'll focus on that first. I've added loops, (of course, I'm an addict remember), I've added buttonhole lace, more hexagons and some straggly flower things, wrapped thread with French knots on top.
Before I removed the embroidery from my damp stretching board I was rummaging through a folder looking for something. I came across these two bits of paperwork, paper based, collaged, painted doodle things. I wondered how they'd look with this embroidered cloth as I thought I could see a connection. I still see it, but not with the pinky one. I definitely like the flowery one, the collaged paper thing fits here. I made that years and years ago. Just goes to show, it pays to hang on to stuff.
I am throwing myself on your mercy. I have very little embroidery to show you that is new. I have two rows of buttonhole lace which I stitched last night. In my defence I have had visitors. Please forgive me. I wasn't going to work on this piece again until nearer simply stitch 5 but it was easy to pick up when I had the house to myself again.
By way of compensation I thought I would show you a little of my Yves Saint Laurent colouring book, a gift from my little girl. It's gorgeous, has ledger potential, is inspirational.
I am now going to spend my afternoon doodling followed by painting, with ink.
I titivated this piece from yesterday a little more last night. A double buttonhole seam, cross stitch, web stitches, French knots and some unruly bullion knots. I tried to create an uneven ''chain'' effect with the bullion's. Some are created with 40 wraps, others with 30. I'm not sure it was a successful attempt? At least I tried.
To be honest I am getting distracted by mirrors, shisha mirrors, all things shiny and luscious and opulent. Everyone in class seems to be using mirrors and the final temptation came when Deannaposted this video on Facebook..........you may see some on here soon.
I have so many pieces in progress at the moment but I can't show you yet. I'm waiting for the girls in class to see them and then it will be your turn. I knew last night that this would happen so I made you this. One single, solitary cutwork circle on some pieced cloth. I do think about you. I wonder if you will be trying to figure how I'm spending my days if I have nothing to show you. Trust me, I'm not sitting watching daytime TV and drinking Gin.
Tomorrow you will have proof of my non TV watching life. Tomorrow it will be lace.....