Scraped in by the skin of my teeth to Cheryll's sign up page, yesterday afternoon by my time - well into the Australian evening I am sure! Anyway, many thanks Cheryll for organising us once again.
Well, I dont have much to show for an afternoon and part evening's sewing!
I decided to work this Field Journal block in a frame as it has quite dense stitching but of course it takes a lot longer to work and by the time I got to those pesky satin stitch flowers I started going cross eyed! Will have another crack at them this afternoon.
Otherwise my week has been spent quilting the tablecloth and I finished the Hundertwasser spiral sketchbook page that I showed you last week. I wrote out Hundertwasser's statement on the spiral in gold pen - it isnt very readable but that is fine as the point was to give the page some pattern, more colour and to link the two sides of the spread.
If you would like to read what Hundertwasser had to say about the spiral - The symbol of life and death - you can find it here
Right, I am off to read what everyone else was working on yesterday - have a great week everyone, WE are promised some nice weather for a change!!!
I do prefer to use a hoop when stitching - but yes I guess it is slower.ReplyDelete
Love your blog header. I am not very partial to bugs/insects. . but this one looks quite handsome.
Thanks for joining us all.ReplyDelete
I like your sketchbook page, lovely. Oh, satin stitch, never seem to get it right, just not enough patience, that's me.....ReplyDelete
That is such a sweet embroidery. I'm not a fan of doing satin stitch and your stitches look great! Glad you have good weather heading your way. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
I never knew all that about the spiral at all... just thought it was a wiggle..... FJ is coming along....satin stitch is not my favourite... but the FJ are good for a challengeReplyDelete
I normally stitch counted work in hand, but satin stitches do look nice when done in a hoop. I do like your field journal series!ReplyDelete
Your artwork this time is a beautiful colour. The spiral has a mystical meaning in many places throughout the world.ReplyDelete
Your stitching is lovely, hope you get some more done soon.
I am guessing by your handwriting that you are a left-hander. Am I right? You have a good start on the basket embroidery. Remember, it's not a race. Take your time and enjoy it! ;^)ReplyDelete
A satin stitch is a win loose stitch for me. It wants to be just so to look good. You are winning with your satin stitch.ReplyDelete
Your art book page looks wonderful. I love the stitching following after you’ve written the statement.
Thank you Lin for sharing the Hundertwasser spiral philosophy, awesome. So is your Hundertwasser sketchbook page and embroidery.ReplyDelete
Stitchery is slow going and especially satin stitch…ReplyDelete
I really love your scrap book. Beautiful variety of textures and shapes. Your stitching will be well worth your effort. I, too, tend to go crosseyed sometimes lol.ReplyDelete
Satin stitch does tend to slow down a project.ReplyDelete
I’m really enjoying seeing the variety in your projects. I’m curious: what kind of pen are you using to mark your lines for your embroidery?ReplyDelete
No wonder you are going cross-eyed, Lin. Tiny satin stitches...yikes! Such a sweet little basket and flowers. Your Hundertwasser spiral sketchbook page looks fabulous; very colourful and creative.ReplyDelete
Love the fabric used... & your stitchery will be wonderful once completed...xoxReplyDelete
I see a pretty basket of flowers about to appear soon.ReplyDelete
I love your new Header Lin - that sketchbook looks wonderful. Gosh I just love it! Sorry I've been missing from here - I lost all my reading list on blogger & it was slow getting around to typing in everyones blogs (remembering them) & then commenting. Suddenly it has returned out of the blue after a couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
Colourful sketchbook pages and the basket of flowers sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
That's a pretty stitchery.....ReplyDelete