donderdag 25 november 2010

a bit of stitching ... a bit of sauna

"November" is taking shape,
the little trees in the distance are done.
I love how the middle one turned out :
made with a bundle of old embroidery thread
At the bottom I doubled the threads and pinned them down
and devided the ends into branches, big and smaller ones,
then I stitched the lot.
The ends of the threads that were too long
I put in a needle and took them to the backside.

For the big tree in front I tried several strips of brown fabric
At first I thought to piece the trunk between the background pieces
but I decided against it because then the size would not be right
( all the journal quilts are cut the same size : 21 x 30 cm )
I just placed the tree trunk on top of the background
folded it and stitched it down with extra space,
to pleat it down while stitching.

( I still need to think where to put my magic thread in this one )

When the Novemder day is cold and gloomy we always decide
to end it in our warm and cosy sauna.
So that's what we did today.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. the pleating is a nice touch, as would be a warm sauna at the end of the day...k

  2. I can't wait to see the whole thing!!! I love the way the tree in front is shaping up! And the thread tree is wonderful. I wish I had a warm sauna to go into.... lucky duck!

    ;~) Debi

  3. De textuur van de gewoven boom vind ik er mooi.
    Heerlijk eigen een sauna. We hebben deze luxe ooit in een vakantiehuisje meegemaakt. Vandaag zou ik het liefst de hele dag in de sauna zitten, het was vanmorgen maar wat koud!

  4. Love the tree. Also the tiny invisible stitches, they reminds me of the workshops with Jude - Hugs Nat