Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Some web stitch

..... although, to me they look more like starfish....well, that's what I like to think of them as ....and with the French knots..?  tiny bubbles .....



















If I had a seashell I'd be listening for the sound of the sea washing ashore.....



















Here's how this particular block is shaping up.  The bit of green thread on the edge of my lovely vintage hanky is the third row on some buttonhole lace stitching...

.. and just to the left of that is a row of tiny scallops..hey...more oceanside stuff ..hahahha.... I'm on a roll here...    not...  .... they are the frilly picot stitch Karen showed us.  Love that one... you can do it in various sizes and degrees of tightness and get a whole different look to it.  Well, I guess that is possible with almost every stitch.... amazing, this embroidery.......















I really don't know how folks zip through all the edges and seams....there are soooo many areas to embellish and embroider.  I can see this project taking me many months to complete...not that it is a race..but, it is interesting that each time you do one area, you see more to do and then, when we piece the blocks...more seams of course....it's great!  Opportunities for embellishment as 'somebody' I know says.....

Today I was supposed to be golfing...but, it is windy, rainy and mosquito-y ....so...I'm staying home; playing Suzi Homemaker.  Baking bread, making soup and stitching..... how I love a day like this!

And, when we were in Portugal.....a day like this!  Beside the ocean.....ahhhhhh..... perfect......






5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

It sounds very relaxing... a no pressure project that allows you to do your own thing:)

Annie said...

I am really enjoying watching your embroidery develop. So pretty.
Hugs,
A x

Dolores said...

I am in awe over your stitches. They are beautiful. Looks like you're having a lot of fun.

Twiglet said...

I love those starfish and the dash of green is just perfect. x Jo

Lin said...

Very pretty. I guess you could embellish to death...the question will be "where to stop?" Can't wait to see how it progresses.

I would kill for a day like that. I had auditors in this week. :(