Saturday, January 09, 2010

Stitching on Winter Soltice

I may rename this one "Winter Solace".

I hurt my back trying to adjust my chair at the office the other day and normal doings, like just walking, make me shake with pain.  The plan is to spend the day sitting in my new sewing chair upstairs with the heater pulled up close, and stitch on this one. Yeah, and get up and move and stretch every twenty minutes or so.....

The sun is bright today but the temps are still in the teens. Brutal. The hot colors in this one are little fire spots. I want to be careful to not over stitch this one as the scraps I used have enough color and character going for them I think.



Jimmy made a batch of chili yesterday so I'm off the cooking hook for the weekend. More heat!


Several people have asked about my method of attaching a finished piece to canvas so I'm planning a tutorial that I will post here in the upcoming week.First I have to find the right sized canvas, a pesky square 22"
Here are some closeups    one   two

10 comments:

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

I love this piece ---- the colors and the textures!

Deb said...

thanks Karen, I'm loving it too.I find that the pieces I don't love are the ones that become UFO so I'm being a lot more careful in the early planning stages. I don't sketch things out ahead and spend a lot more time with things pinned to my cubicle wall.

arlee said...

I decided to parcel out some of my UFO's to those who want them--no guilt feelings, no pressure :}
Love the way the fire in this sinks and simmers

tangled stitch said...

This is a lovely fiery piece. I loved the juxtaposition of your chili with this beautiful collection of reds. I hope you feel better.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Colours and texture look really - makes me feel nice and warm - just right for this awful weather!!!

Karen said...

I love the textures of this one. Perfect fire for this cold winter here!

landofdreaming said...

Gorgeous - can feel the warmth of it from here :)

Deborah said...

Definitely a warm sight for these cold days!

Heather said...

It's great to see what you've been working on. Hope your back is better!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Oh I hate when that happens to backs! Last year, I spent 2 weeks out flat on mine, but that was after a disasterous lumber puncture. In anycase, movement induced pain is one of teh worst kinds. Hope you're feeling better. I am so looking forward to your tutorial. I have so much to learn. Love those sun spots!