zaterdag 13 augustus 2011

the circle of water

Sometimes it's not easy
to start with what you want to do :
yesterday evening I wanted to go on with "Water"

but our house guests for the weekend
were desperate in need of some T L C !
( that's what they wanted to show me I think ... )

Well, after a while I was able to do some stitching.

Today I put the backing on,
and because the actual quilting was already done,
I did so with the tiniest stitches up front, small ones on the back
and the rest went in between the layers
( like Jude taught us )

And now "The Circle of Water" is finished !

( a bit skew, but I think that's more the photo ... )

Some of the details

You might notice I didn't forget my magic thread around the sun part
and the magnificent "megamendung" cloud I got from Jude.
I like how this un-planned piece evolved
into what it is now.
Yesterday I also sent my feathers in the mail to Jude
for her Magic Feather Project.
It's worth while to go over there and find out all about it !!!
( others and daughters feather may follow )

10 opmerkingen:

  1. your circle of water is magnificent. you did a wonderful job with the stitching.

  2. Such wonderful stitching (thanks for all of the detailed shots),this piece really does flow .
    I love the megamendung cloud from Jude...I hunted for some of that fabric when in Thailand but could not find any...very special.

    Jacky xox

  3. Beautiful embroidery, Els.
    My scraps from Connie are shipping, I'm very curious. Although I do not have much experience with embroidery stabbing, I assume that learning by doing. And the Internet is much to be found.
    I will try to put my own twist to give the scraps to fill with text from the computer.I'll let you know if it works in due course.

  4. Gorgeous piece Els, Look at all the stitching, it mush have been fun! Hugs Nat

  5. This is so beautiful!!! I just love how you have finished this!!! THanks for coming over to my blog!!! :)

  6. Hi!
    Thanks so much for posting a comment on my blog. I probably should have mentioned that, yes, I was using an adhesive coated, water soluble stabilizer while stitching on the very sheer chiffon banners! I've made so many before than I simply forgot to add that detail again! I love using text and "writing" in stitch. Thanks for posting your piece focusing on "water". I've been thinking quite a lot about water recently ... especially as the "artist-in-residence" at Hot Springs National Park. The park was created because of the WATER! I very much like how nicely you blended images of sun, plant life, and even feathers into a work about water. It has given me something new to think about! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Els...really really so very FINE! all the
    individual detail, different but flowing...just
    as water is
    beauty Full.

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