Not too much to show off this week, I'm sorry to say. There are two or three hours work displayed on the sampler here.
It takes such a long time to achieve anything on this one, especially the cross stitched parts as they're so 'bitty' - a couple of stitches here, three in a row there, a single one over here, and so on. I also discovered that I'd misread one of the symbols whilst stitching the upper part, thus the rose centres ended up being teal blue instead of deep lilac!! I might replace it, I might not.=)
Oh and Sharon, you may have told me the piece was lovely before, I don't remember exactly, but I haven't the least objection to being told it as many times as you like!!! Might help with motivation....
Now onto the peacock feather piece. One or two mentioned last time that they were intrigued as to what I was going to do with it. Well, I am a bit that way out myself, if I'm truthful!! The idea is to continue to couch rows of rayon threads so that they end up something like this picture I did from a real feather (I think - it was a few years ago and may even have been from a photo) below:
I haven't done any more of the stitching yet, but I have pressed the fabric, got the necessary threads out and trialled a couple of possible work frames. If only I had a 9 inch hoop! Are such things made, do you know?
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012