Sunday, June 23, 2019

sunday stitch

Caught just enough morning light to confirm that I was happy with what I was working on last night in not-nearly-enough light and didn't have to tear the whole project apart. It happens.



Whenever I use elements that have a finished edge, I like to nail them down with some invisible stitching well inside that edge, once I'm sure of where they need to be. That way, I can tuck things under that edge. I drag these projects around with me like a toddler does a blankie so, at this stage, my stitching is all about construction.

This piece is already feeling not big enough. I have more of the dark linen background, but I need a good sized piece of black polar fleece to built the whole thing on - adding on as design demands.
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I stumbled back through the archives to find a few old tricks, ways of making the cloth and the thread see sense, work together in more than just a construction manner. 

I love the little berry on a plate and the line going to and from nowhere but with such purpose.



7 comments:

  1. I hold this post to my heart

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  2. I hope we both won't be sick of seeing this piece as it develops. I would start another, a companion piece, but I need to give this my full attention in the few stitch hours I have in my week.

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  3. such beautiful photos of your process!

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  4. Thanks, Mo. It's always about the morning light and my cheapo, but beloved LG cellphone.

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  5. Late to look, but so glad I did.
    Hey, what happened to Sunday as a day of rest? Stitching is restful for the stitcher I guess.

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  6. I work evenings (the day job) all weekend so I can have one weekday for me and one for Charlie.

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  7. i like the fringes, and the detailed thoughts here

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