Friday, October 29, 2010

Laughter and Other Stuff

It is a proven fact that laughter is very good for you. I haven't been laughing a lot lately. I finished the Blue thing and delivered it today it was not a lughing matter. I had the grand plan in my mind and spent hours stitching it and it looked awful so I spent more hours pulling stuff off. so I worked like a maniac to get it done and then made Greg stay up past his bed time and help me get it in the frame. It looked great so I delivered it to the Guild this morning and forgot to photograph the finished piece. Darn.
Work sucks No 2 granddaughter explained to me that"Nobody has fun at work" that made me laugh but this blog made me laugh a lot. If you want a laugh go to Hyperbole and a Half
Remember Laughter is the best medicine.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blue on Blue on Blue

I had great plans for the blue thing and it changed. I just couldn't get it right and spent a bucket of money on stuff I am not going to use for this project now. I will use them though just on something else.
So I have done more stitching, blinged it up and placed the feather for the quill. I hope it looks like a bottle of ink. I was going to put some poetry on there but i didn't like it so I took it off and just put Blue in different size script Greg suggested I add the 'ons'. I like it. Still a long way to go though.

This little stitched landscape is about A5 size. It is a class I did with Glenys Leske at the embroiderers guild. I love it. So much fun and finished in the two days of the workshop. I loved the layering technique and Glenys was a fantastic teacher.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bits of Blue

I am still working on the blue thing. I do admit I am having fun. I really enjoyed the Alice Gove workshop a few years ago and this is sort of nearly not quite similar. Except of course it is done in shades of blue. You will notice a little purple and green but look at the colour wheel and you'll see they are shades of blue too. There is more to go on this piece but I have given up on the shopping moratorium again and ordered some little bits and pieces from Essential Textile Art. I went to Adelaide today to the Embrioderers Guild and as I had to go to Troys to drop off somethings for him I went to Carolyn's Embroidery Shop. It was right on the way and of course I also caved in and bought more threads. Yes of course I needed them.