Sunday, January 31, 2010

more on the whitework

Working on this one has claimed me. I was sitting at a traffic light on the way to work and actually glanced at the sewing bag thinking about the 8 or 10 stitches I could manage before the light changes.  *slaps self*

I scored a huge Mountmellick tablecloth years ago with thoughts of hitting it with the rainbow but I could never quite bring myself to violate it's purity. Until just the other day, I never even noticed a tiny worn spot that probably got it  demoted to a "cutter" on Ebay. Here's a better look.
I wanted some white and decided to take another bite out of the corner. You'll be seeing a lot of this cloth in my work in the future and I'm sure some color will come into play eventually, for now it will have to pass for winter snow. So far I think we've had six flakes...not that I'm complaining but I still miss a New England winter even after all these years.

15 comments:

Peg Yates said...

Your '8-10 stitches at the traffic light' comment was priceless! I love the depth that your stitches add to the work already there. Sweet.

jude said...

wow, this is looking good. i used to sew standing up waiting for the subway....

arlee said...

OH DEB!!!

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Wow, girl. Love it.
Penny

arlee said...

oops, ment to say too: you shouldn't drive while text-iling narf

a.n.t. said...

W O W!!!!!!this is smokin HOT!!!!Beautiful, Beautiful!!!! this stitching is fabulous, definitely enhances the piece. Can't wait to see this piece completed - will be a must have for collectors.
A small warning, when you drive, do not do anything but DRIVE - you've got way too much competiton out there on the road with cellphones, text messaging, people with their heads up their butt - we need you making your beautiful ART! Stay safe on the road!
a.n.t.

Sandy said...

This is one very cool piece! Don't work on it at stoplights though- go home and work there instead so you won't get rear-ended. Not that we care about YOU- we want to see what's happening with this piece! LOL

Karen said...

wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Deb - Your lurker here. . :)
Your whitework is so cool! I have a quick question - are the long stitches on the blossoms or hanging pods bullion stitches? or whitework which I haven't learned yet?
Thanks for sharing your work, Deb. It's lovely.
Sincerely
Suzanne G in NC
Gwycon2@yahoo.com

Deb said...

WHOA>>!!!BIG DISCLAIMER HERE..I did NOT, am not CAPABLE of the fabulous white embroidery that was already there when I got this tablecloth.

There is a stitch called Montmellick but I dont' see it here on this piece and have no idea about the others. Me, I sews me fingers togedder mos days.

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you didn't pick it up at the traffic lights.
Driving under the influence of threads?
Beautiful work as always.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

It's beautiful and although you didn't *make* the stitches on the white cloth, the important thing is that you obviously know how to make use of them afterthefact :} This is reall lovely work. And... I bet you *could* stitch like that, if you really wanted to!

Kaye Turner said...

Wow. And wow. Oh, and did I say wow?

Phyllis said...

Breathtaking! What a piece. It really makes me want to transform a tablecloth, but it would never in a million years come close to this amazing piece you are working on.

Heather said...

They just banned talking on cellphones while driving here in BC. So far there hasn't been any worry about stitching and driving at the same time! I do take my knitting walking with me sometimes.

Beautiful piece you have going there!