Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday - 9 Oct 2013


Sorry to disappoint anyone, but I haven't got very far on with the filling in of cutwork sections.  I've just managed to do the basic needle-weaving on the top section, which was quite tricky being so close to the edge of the frame.  I've decided to simplify this bit and not put in the picots or the buttonhole bands.  The simpler the better, I think, as there's a lot of detail already and, frankly, I can do without having to move so far out of my comfort zone on every filled section on this piece.  There'll be plenty that are outside it, but I want to keep them to a minimum, if I can.  I guess, at the end of the day, one could say that hardanger has more or less had its day with me.  I've done a lot over the past decade or so, but I doubt I'll do too much more now.

Anyway, I'm still hoping to get this piece finished in the next ten days or so and will be very glad to see the end of it.  It's dragging on now and I'm ready to change the subject stitch-wise!=)  I have so many lovely, new threads and so many ideas from books, magazines and much more, that there couldn't be enough hours in a 60-hour day to come close to touching them all.  Don't you often feel that way too?

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013

8 comments:

Berina RGA said...

I have nominated you for the Craftsy Award :)
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rachel said...

I hadn't even heard of the Craftsy Award...!

Anyway - you may feel progress is slow, but as you say, working anything close to the frame is markedly harder than it needs to be!

Queeniepatch said...

I agree with your decision - there are so many details in the top area of the sampler you will probably win by keeping it simple. I have never tried Hardanger so that has to be on MY list to fill the 60-hour-day schedule...
Good luck with the nomination!

giusi_g said...

completamente innamorata di questa tua opera. ... bellissimi anche i toni di colore ..rimango ad aspettare la fine ...complimenti di cuore .. giusi_g

JudyC said...

Hi, Elizabeth, 妳的Hardanger已經漸漸成形了. 恭喜!!! 這樣的用色讓我有種回到過去的古典氣氛. 期待妳的進展 judy

zenuwpees said...

FELICITATION c'est magnifique bon après-midi Marie-Claire

Juno said...

It looks gorgeous already and I can imagine that your fingers are really itching to get on with something new.

I have voted!

Glenis Pickering said...

That Hardanger is stunning!

 
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