Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In my "spare time"--Part II

I have to admit--I prefer stitching on 18-count canvas. My last project, the Kyrgyz pillow, was stitched on 13-count canvas because it more accurately recreated the look of the original fragment from which I adapted the design.

So now I'm reduced to stitching strictly at night only--I have a deadline. I'm painting like crazy for my next trunk show beginning June 6 at Thistle Needleworks in Glastonbury, CT.

So, to relieve my itch-to-stitch, I went back to work on my WIP--"Nellie"s Imari," a design by Judy Harper, which I realized I had last posted about almost three months ago. Then I had finished about one-quarter of the design; I'm now approximately two-thirds finished. It's stitched in Vineyard Silk Classic with hints of Kreinik #12 braid #002V.

The design is beautifully painted and stitching with the Vineyard Silk is a delight. I'd say it's too bad "work" gets in the way of my finishing this project, but I'd be telling a lie--work, for me, anyway, is too much fun!

1 comment:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous stitching. Really startled me, as I very rarely see my canvases stitched. You have done it justice. It makes me want to go ahead and start on mine - I've been carrying it around for years. The problem is that I have six children - they would fight over it.