Saturday, October 25, 2008

Stitching

There is something relaxing and soothing about running the needle of thread thru fabric. Here is my current stitching efforts. I placed brown tone batik strips down on a base and feather stitched them on, then tried my hand and some applique with the turned under edges. Also couched some yellow yarn down for tendril looking things. This is a small block only 9" square.
I have more leaves cut to put on and will continue with the yellow swirls too.
Added 10/26: Here is an update of the block today, I decided one more flower was needed.
Happy Weekend Everyone.

18 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

You really do lovely stitching!

Judy S. said...

Love it, Cat!

Shopgirl said...

I think you must stitch in your sleep...this is lovely.
Hugs, Mary

Julie Bagamary said...

This is very nice! Great colors.

Holly Loves Art said...

It's looking gorgeous, Cat! I wish I had the patience for work like this... it's really stunning. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Holly

My Ladies Fine Designs said...

Amazing colors, I love it.

Naturegirl said...

Cat I really love the earth tones in this one...very much an Autumn inspired creation!
I hope that you had a wonderful Happy Birthday! hugs aNNa xo

Library Gal Quilts said...

Hi Cat! Love the handwork and the yarn...the colors are very nice and the turquoise just makes the whole thing contemporary! Bee u ti ful! Pam in Chico

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Cat,
Love the colours & design of this block ... like has been said before very earthy tones ... & Happy Birthday [so when was this special event?] ... luv ... B

Beth said...

OH,,I LOVE this piece Cat!!! Your stitching is amazing! How did you learn to do all those stitches? Love it!
xoxoxoxoxoxxo

Julie H said...

Stunning! And I do like these colours.

Gerry said...

This is so fun and creative. It's just beautiful. I happy (and jealous) that you can 'relax' LOL.

BTW, the Peace Frog is just awesome. Now, that's a blast from the past! LOL!!!!

One Crabapple said...

WOW ! look at all this !

And the more flowers the better I always say

I love this winding couched piece that runs thru

It gives movement and I love looking at all the stitches

Very pretty. Love the batiks.

LOVE THE NEW !

Yes, so soothing. Sew-sewthing

xo- S.

Sabii Wabii said...

this is beautiful. Came over from a referal from Art Tea Life.
Terisa

Art4Sol said...

A beautiful piece! I've been reading Palestinian Embroidery where the dominant stitch used is couching. Amazing how such a simple stitch can add so much.
Darlene

Barbara said...

This is so striking. I love the couched yellow thread, the batik materials and the colours. Beautiful work.

Gail said...

What a wonderful combination of material and color, the couched yellow thread almost looks like beads. Beautiful as always.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY

3rdEyeMuse said...

those flowers are delightful. oh to be able to stitch like you. :)