I have got *some* stitching done, only not as much as I'd hoped. I blame the feverish cold that decided to take over my body last week and is still leaving behind a legacy of sticky sludge! Mercifully, I haven't developed a cough, unlike poor Sir, who sounds terrible hacking away...=(
Here are the shots of the four days' work I did on the pretty Paradise Island piece. The first one was to complete the first three flower centres and outline the final flower.
Next you can see that I finished that flower and worked some more of the water.
The next day saw me adding in the first bits of the greenery in the shape of the flower stems and some more water.
The last day's work was ... more water!!
Finally, here is the piece as it appears in full just now:
Hmm, probably should have reduced the brightness further on these last two shots, but I'm still learning, really! One kind reader suggested I post a tutorial on photographing this kind of project and flattered my vanity very much. However, I'm really not sure I would have the know-how. Still, a general 'photographing embroidery' article might be a goer. What do you think? Interested? Any suggestions to make?
So, some visible progress and I'm back on to the duller bit now, that of building up more water. Having said that, apart from the sea parts and the other set of flowers, the rest is mostly greenery, so I plan to split it down into parts so that I don't end up with endless green to work towards the end.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014