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Monday, November 23, 2009

CQ Monday, Week 3

Here are a few more photos of my CQ progress. It isn't going as quickly as I would like, but I guess this is not fast work...I have spent a fair bit of time going through embellishments, beads, buttons, etc. planning what is going to go where... I suppose that can be considered "progress"- I just can't "prove it" with photos...but all will be revealed in good time!! lol

I am really enjoying this handwork (yes I know my machine is feeling neglected...). I have had fun with the silk ribbon embroidery "nosegay" above, even though it hasn't turned out quite how I had envisioned. It is about 90% done, still a little more to be added... I really questioned my colour scheme in the beginning: peach and pink together? with some plummy mauve? But I am happy with how it is turning out. What do you think? I don't often work with "pastels" so this is a bit of a stretch for me... I found a beautiful enamelled butterfly in my stash - can't wait to put it on - it is so perfect for the color scheme.

A few more seams have been completed- you can see above I have completed the drift of french knots. I'm now wondering if I shouldn't "fill in" the "leaves" - perhaps some green silk ribbon, rather than the detached chain stitches...? What do you think? Below it is a row of Up and Down Buttonhole done in pink silk buttonhole twist thread.

Above the tatted piece to the right is a row of Closed Buttonhole, in yellow perle 8, with splayed straight stitches done in a mauve perle 12. (Again, you can click on these photos for a closer look).

In this area I have added some bugle and seed beads to a row of layered Herringbone, and threaded some narrow silk ribbon through a piece of tatted edging.
Thats all for today's "Show and Tell"... Tune in next Monday for more photos...

The greatest accomplishment is to make work seem simply like play.


MissesStitches said...

Your crazy quilting is so inspiring! It's simply beautiful. Makes me want to get stitchin'! That's some awesome printed ribbon showing in the lower right hand corner of your top photo. Truly, amazing work.

Linda H said...

MissesS- Would you believe I have had that ribbon for at least 20 years? I don't remember where I got it, but I loved it and bought a yard or so. It was part of my inspiration for the color scheme for this stocking. I love the "plummy mauve" color. Thanks for your kind comments. Positive feedback is always a good thing!!

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