Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Finish

After a period of inactivity - a very pleasurable family visit followed by a nasty cold resulted in no stitching in this house for more than three weeks - I have spent my spare moments this week with my Gum Trees. Sadly the colours I have chosen are not easy to photograph and the effect in reality is slightly different.

I found this very enjoyable despite some stitching that needed unstitching - a small price to pay for designing on the run. This is where I decided to stop ( always a difficult decision to make, I have found).

I think I have followed Sharon's Sumptuous Surfaces guidelines despite the low level texture in the finished piece. That class was so good and I learnt so much - I keep hoping she will offer Sumptuous Surfaces 102 some day soon - hint hint.

There are only four stitches used - satin stitch, stem stitch, wave stitch and foursided stitch and the thread is all cotton perle , #8 and #12. I deliberately changed the size of the 4 sided stitch in the leaves in a couple of places - not sure whether to leave it or try again - this show up only in the enlarged version.


Miss 376 said...

It has been well worth the wait to see this. I'd love to see it in the flesh, but made do with the enlarged picture. I love it

Paula Hewitt said...

good to see you back in blogland! i am looking forward to seeing this.

karen said...

this is so lovely, it reminds me of an artist and annoyingly I can't remember her name. When it comes to me I will let you know. Thanks so much for all the ideas of places to visit!
Remembered......Lizzy Funk, look her up she is amazing