I have been very slack with my blogging of late. When I say a lot has been happening, dont think I have this wonderful social life...because I dont. My main social life seems to involve medical appointments. I have been busy though and this week has been not exception.
Sharon's Tast latest challenge is Crossed Buttonhole stitch which immediately bought a reaction of yuk! what can I do with that!
Anyway I drew some curves (yes I always do things the hard way, and they began to look like bridge arches, and reminded me of the Sydney Harbour Bridge so then, because Sydney is renowned for its beaches this work in progress became 'Bridge to Beach".....
|WIP Bridge to beach|
As I was painting the background ...yes...after I did the embroidery but you know how it is one thing leads to another..... I noticed that the right hand arch reminded me of a feather.....which led me on another tangent.....
Feathers! well they are not perfect feathers, I call them impressionistic feathers from exotic birds.
I had purchased the Caron watercolour thread I used on the bottom feather the previous day because it reminded me of the colours of the kookaburra so this worked in nicely. The red and blue thread is a stef francis overdyed stranded cotton. Dont you just love variegated threads.
The background fabric is the remnant of a fatquarter I purchased at the textile fair last year, but alas cant remember the name of the stall.
If you go to here you will find lots more wonderful and interesting ways to use this stitch.