Friday, September 14, 2012
I have been trying to finish pieces and I have two completed pieces to share. The first is a small bargello box. This was the September meeting topic for the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild. I started the piece in the meeting and finished it Sunday evening at home. I had a choice of colors but picked purple so I could give it to my daughter.
The second finish is Eve by Lori Markovic of La-D-Da. I used Needlepoint Silk on a piece of 40 count linen. The colors are beautiful on the green background. I love samplers with Adam and Eve on them or depictions of the Garden of Eden. This Eve and Eden remind me of C.S. Lewis's descriptions of Venus in his book Perelandra rather than a Biblical description of Eden.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
I finished my Mad Miters piece yesterday. I learned quite a bit from this on-line class presented by Liz Morrow through Cyberpointers. I would like to stitch another Mad Miters piece but I think I will chart the next one out more carefully and use brighter colors.
I have continued to finish older pieces. Here are three variations of Orna Willis's piece Making Memories from the ANG Seminar in Milwaukee, WI. I finished them two different ways -- as an insert on a book cover and as a pendant -- in two different colorways.