Monday, 20 January 2014

Needlequest Progress Post - Mon 20 Jan 2014

It's Monday again and time to share what little I've managed to do on the Needlequest piece this week.  The main reason for the lack of really impressive progress is that I was out of action for a good few days and I can't stitch when horizontal in bed!!  Sadly...=(

One of the challenge members said last week that she was impressed at how much I had been able to do up to that point.  Well, it might help to know that we have a small and simple home, no kids or pets and I work one morning every two months.  Thanks to that, I can probably stitch more than many can.

As you can see, I haven't really got very far on with this piece.  What you're seeing here is each day's work from Saturday at the top, Sunday above and what I've just finished off this morning below.

I wanted to get the outlines all worked as quickly as possible as they aren't easy to see.  You would think that they would be, the fabric being, basically, dark brown.  However, as you can just make out at the left hand side of the second photo by the hoop part, the fabric is actually shot silk, so the white marks show beautifully against the dark brown threads, but very poorly against the light tan ones.  Depending on how the light is hitting the fabric I could either see the lines quite clearly or not at all!!=)  Now I have a nice stitched outline.  As you can see under the bottom leaf, I also have a nasty mark....=(  I think something got dropped on it, but it should wash out when the piece is finished.

What about you?  Have you managed to get anything done/posted over the last week?  If you have, please leave a comment with a link on this post.  If you leave it on any other post or page it'll get missed by anyone wanting to see others' work and that would be a shame.  However, If you'd like to sign up to join in, then leave a comment on the challenge home page, and I'll gladly add you to the list.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Renee said...

I hope you are feeling better! Your needlepainting is a joy to watch progress. Although I am not participating in your challenge, I look forward to seeing the work others share each month. Ironically, I did do some needlepainting this weekend. I used the principals in Trish Burr's book and made a seahorse for my CQJP 2014 January block. It is far from perfect, but was fun to make! Now, to finish the rest of the block so I can post the pictures... Wishing you a wonderful, healthy week!

Jules Woolford said...

Really sorry to hear you've been ill again, hope you're feeling a bit better today. I think this looks gorgeous on the brown silk btw:)

Wendy said...

It's looking good so far. I hope that mark comes out, that's so frustrating! Do you feel you've made good progress with this technique?

I blogged about my feeble attempts here:

Rachel said...

How well I know that challenge - sometimes it seems it doesn't matter what colour you choose to use, there's always at least one session of work during which it seems to turn invisible!

Queeniepatch said...

I think you have made good progress considering that you haven't been well.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Elaine said...

Hi Elizabeth hope you are feeling better. I have blogged about my January project here:

zenuwpees said...

J'espère que vous allez mieux la broderie est deja belle Marie-Claire

Whitness said...

I added something to my tumblr page so that people who aren't part of tumblr can comment!
My progress so far is here.
There have definitely been learning moments already.