Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

new motifs

Well, its been a little while since I have last posted here. And a little while since I finished working on these motifs, so I think I'm well overdue for a little show and tell...

I at longlong last finished the hot air balloon in the corner (complete with French Knot clouds) which I remember starting about 2007 or 2008. It took me a ridiculously long time to work on. Ok. There was admittedly alot of stop/start stitching and 'put down' time, all simply beacuse all that tiny tiny stitching on the balloon itself was driving me nuts. A labour of love (and an exercise in patience) you might say. Am I pleased with the result? Sure am.

Boo! Next on the list is the ghostie. My niece, who I am making this for, doesn't mind 'the scaries', so I decided to add a ghost. Glow in the dark of course. I couldn't resist checking it out in the dark after working on a section. This time I got an opportunity to work with lovely variegated blue thread which I have been trying to find a home for. Perfect place. A little more aware of the time when working on this motif, I decided to fill in the body of the ghostie with a squiggly couched texture.

So whats next? A ballerina dancing across the middle of the fabric. So pink, pink and more pink. And a candy garden. Of course.