Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday - 30 Oct 2013

No more WIP shots to share on this first piece, as I finished it last night!

So, here it is in its almost final glory.  I say 'almost' as these designs are meant to have novelty buttons attached to them, but as I've been selling them complete with the buttons and two out of the four really didn't appeal to me anyway, I decided to explore the 'Button Lady's Ooh-Aah Stand' at the Knitting and Stitching Show in a few weeks' time!  I'm sure I'll find something there that will do and there's really only one of the designs that needs the buttons and that's the 'Spring' one that had the greenery and pot stitched, but the flowers to add.  We'll see what I can find.

In the meantime, 'Autumn' is already in the working frame and should be done fairly soon.  Then this series will be done and ready for framing all in one go.=)

As you can see, I changed the colours for the lettering at the bottom from red, white and blue to two shades of green and a red.  I wanted to use GAST 'Royal Purple' for the lettering itself, but had to admit that red balanced the whole piece much better than the dark purple would have done.

I fished out the old peacock feather the other day and, although I haven't done any of it yet, that's now back on my table ready to get back into commission.  I'm longing to get this one done and off my list.

It isn't really for anyone or anything, it's just that I want to finish it.  I've put in all this work so far and I want to see it completed.  It'll just go in my portfolio with the rest of my C&G samples.

I have dumped two projects in the past that I changed my mind about, but I don't hold with having UFOs.  I don't like half-read books either and finished off quite a number that got started and then neglected over the past 2 or 3 years.  Feels good!=)

Although it isn't mounted/stretched yet, I pressed the sampler today and took some photos, so look out for those over the next day or two and some progress shots (I hope!) on the feather next week.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013


Julie Jordan Scott said...

Oh, Elizabeth. You are inspiring me here!! I work in so many different creative spheres but I love that needlepoint connects us to generations of women making art before women made much art at all.

I hope you are doing art every day month, too. What a treat to see what's going on with you all month!

Juno said...

The Lizzie Kate looks good with your changes. I am really interested to see what you do with the peacock feather. Looking forward to the photos of the sampler. Well done on all the work done.

Queeniepatch said...

This is such a charming design, and your stitches so neat and tidy.
You have all the right to be proud of your progress.
Looking forward to seeing more of the peacock feather...

Glenis Pickering said...

Mum's with you - doesn't like UFOs. I'm the opposite. Can't stop myself having several on-the-go, and inevitably some lapse into UFO status. Well done on the Finish. Eager to see the sampler though, please...

zenuwpees said...

La broderie est très belles bonne journee Marie-Claire

Renee said...

What a beautiful finish!