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WIP Wednesday

February 17, 2010

Work In Progress Wednesday – a rather grandious way of saying ‘I’m still working on my embroidery’ but who am I to turn down a bit of alliteration midweek?  So the Cherry Blossom Doe continues…

I am really enjoying the taste of spring that this embroidery brings.  Each time I finish another cluster of blossom it feels like we are crawling a little closer to actual blooms.  Plus I really, really, really love doing French knots.

I am not the only one who has taken a bit of a shine to embroidery either.  Huwyl has been enjoying some time at the hoop, so I prepared this for him for quiet time this afternoon.

He completed a figure of 8 on Saturday so I thought a spiral would be a nice challenge for him.  I also like the fact that this is one of the forms that will crop up again when we do form drawing and I am intending to explore them all through embroidery prior to sitting down with pencil and paper.  It will be nice to sit and work on our hoops, side by side as we listen to a relaxing audio book.

Last night I also put this together,

Huwyl was very happy to have this waiting on the kitchen table for him this morning.  He really likes routine and rhythm in our day and knowing this is his ‘place’ at the table seems to be pleasing for him.  He was also keen on the H that I had stitched on it for him.

I used vintage fabric that I thrifted a while ago and I am suddenly seeing lots of little projects in this cheerful gingham.  I think it is the yellow, I am definitely in the mood for yellow right now.

What are you working on today?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 8:26 pm

    Wow Emma this is lovely. The next time you are over I should show you the bedspread that my great auntie Janet made probably about 40 or 50 years ago, if you are interested. I think I even have some of her pillow cases in storage that you are welcome to look at.

    These are really lovely and bright – I would love to see it when you are done.

    J.

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 17, 2010 8:44 pm

      They sound lovely, I’d love to see them : )

  2. February 17, 2010 11:00 pm

    those cherry blossoms are GORGEOUS! wow! love the form drawing in embroidery too!

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 17, 2010 11:38 pm

      Thanks Kendra, I have a slight french knot addiction but if it is wrong I don’t want to be right!

  3. February 18, 2010 12:25 am

    I love seeing the progression, it looks beautiful!!

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 18, 2010 12:36 am

      Thanks Nicole! I am really enjoying this pattern, there is something about embroidery that is so serene – even Huwyl loves it!

  4. February 18, 2010 3:11 am

    Wow, that embroidery is gorgeous!

    • emmalina73 permalink
      February 18, 2010 5:20 pm

      Thanks Adrie! I don’t have any signs of spring outside so I’ve no choice but to make it myself ; )

  5. February 19, 2010 11:24 am

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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