Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Home in the Garden, Embrodiery Continued

I so appreciate your kind comments about this piece and the lovely place I live! I have felt so lucky and grateful to be here since the day we moved in....
Southwest Washington state is indeed beautiful in the summer. If you could see it now, it is gray and cold and drippy....so working on this image is lifting my spirits!

This section shows a detail I added yesterday...very slow work, this is.
A perennial sweetpea vine wants to take over this whole area of the garden...

Progress as of this morning...I am currently filling in the tree area that is below the garden in front of the house. You can see I start with the darkest value and will build outward from there with lighter and lighter greens.

I have GOT to untangle that floss one of these days!
I thought you might get a smile out of the chaos of my work table....

Some of you have asked for a description of how I go about printing my fabric. I am no expert, but I will write a tutorial about how I do it in my next post....

13 comments :

Karrin Hurd said...

Your piece is lovely, as usual!

Sapphire Dakini said...

That is such an incredible piece!

grbev said...

Those are the most interesting pincushions in the floss photo. Did you buy them or make them?

Bev

verobirdie said...

I had not seen the previous post, and when I saw these pictures, it took me a second to realize it was embroidery, and a beautiful one! I love that one very much.

Maureen said...

This is looking beautiful - maureen x

kay susan said...

Allie, this is fabulous. I love it when you get stuck into a detailed piece of work like this!

Jane said...

Hi Allie, Somehow your work always shows "bigger than life" to me and when I see the scale of the photo you're working on, it puts things into perspective for me! Thanks for sharing your beautiful stitching, from a gal in MI who's lost all "perspective" in the CQ realm!

Kay said...

This is a beautiful photograph, and the finished piece will be too. I was amazed to see how small it is. Wonderful

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is gorgeous Allison! I sure hope I can become you when (and if!) I grow up. Your work never ceases to charm me.

Debra said...

Another wonderful and expressive piece! It looks right out of a fairy tale. I could not imagine living in the same house for 16 years!

Barbara C said...

This is lovely--there are so many wonderful textures in this landscape, it's going to be a very fun project to stitch.

Marty52 said...

What they all said.... plus some! Have you thought of what you will do with this? It would be a very special gift to one of your boys someday. Of course, then you'll have to make one for whichever boy didn't get this one!

~Julie~ said...

I'm scrolling down the page, and I think I just broke the record for "longest time in awe". LOL This is SO AMAZING!

I clicked on your link that is on my favorite cross-stitch designer's site (Pamela Kellogg). I'm sure glad I did. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the internet world!!

...scrolling down some more to see what other goodies you have made!



~Julie~