Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Background stitching done

Here's the current field mice photo. I finished the background half stitching a little while ago and so am now ready for all the backstitch outlining there is to do, and there's quite a lot! Still, it won't take long once it's started - as with most things - especially homework and ironing!!!

No more done on the goldwork, I'm afraid, I just don't feel like doing anything that intricate and fiddly at the mo as I'm down with a bout of tonsillitis, but on the mend.=) Actually, once I've got started on a goldowrk piece, i usually find it hard to keep going with it. I guess it's really not my thing, although I admire the look of it tremendously! How Mary Corbet has the patience to do the lucious pomegranate she's working in silk shading and goldwork, I can't imagine! Maybe I should take 'The A-Z of Goldwork' off my Amazon wishlist after all.....

I won a give-away recently (possibly by virtue of there only being 4 participants and 3 prizes!!) and here it is. It's the needles really, but she kindly included the DMC floss as well.=)

I also got these 2 magazines at one of the big bookshops here in Taipei, neither of which are available in the UK. Well, one of them is, but only in London, I think. Just look at the cottage on the cover of the Aussie mag! Talk about wow! Daresay I'll never make it up, but I'd like to do something like that at some point. I was thinking of a cottage style jewelry case as a C&G assessment piece, but that kind of pre-supposes I'll ever get around to taking C&G!!=) I'm bacl to thinking about language based studies again now, but there's no need to decide for a long time and, as I've been reading all the Wiki How Tos on not worrying about the future, being patient and so on today, I will not fret about what I may or may not do in a year or more's time! There's a dictation tomorrow and I will work on that instead!!!=)LOL

I now have 65 followers, many thanks to all and also to the other almost as many who follow through Google Reader and anyone still tuning in via Bloglines (don't! It looks rotten on there!!)

9 comments:

Jules said...

Those little mice are very sweet! Yes, those Inspirations pieces are wonderful, and leave me envious. Hope you are feeling better, I will e-mail you shortly to catch up on the news!

Von said...

Stunning doesn't quite cut it to describe that cottage on the cover of the magazine!! Making that up would be an achievement of unimaginable proportions for me, lol!

Take care of yourself and knock all that itis out of your tonsils!

Doris said...

the mice is so cute, i like it. the cottage on the cover of the magazine look really pretty.

Wanda said...

The mice are certainly looking very good! Hope you are feeling better...I find it hard to stitch when I'm not feeling good. I agree with you on goldwork...I love to look at it but, after giving it a shot, found it wasn't my thing either. Hardanger is much better!

Estrella said...

Maravillosas revistas, sobre todo la de la casita... Pero sobre todo me encanta tu trabajo. Felicidades, me gusta todo lo que haces.

Real Life Reslers said...

Your work is, as usual, beautiful! Sorry you've been sick! I'm glad you're on the mend. I'm now following you. (I can't believe I didn't already have you on my follow list!)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Elizabeth, I once took a class in Chinese History. OH my goodness I did not think I would survive it. VBG I have never seen the "Bakam" Mag. where does it come from and who publishes it. We get the Creative Embroidery one but I do not think I have the cottage one. Can you tell me what issue it is??? Another AOGG fan. How great. I can not image reading the book in Chinese. You must be a very very talented and smart person to even attempt it. Of course your stitching is always lovely. Take care Hugs Judy My email addy is cjquilter00@verizon.net I would love to hear from you.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Your field mice are coming along nicely. The projects on the magazine looks gorgeous, especially the house. Will you be stitching any of it?

By the way, I've nominated you for a couple of awards on my blog :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those mice are going to be so adorable when finished.

Goldwork is amazing, but I don't think I've got the patience for it either!

 
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