Friday, May 2, 2008

More Tidbits.

Last weekend I also worked on this, an embroidery I charted a few years ago from a picture in Embroidered Textiles by Sheila Paine. It was so long ago I don't know what I was trying to do (I have a suspicion it involved an attempt at ludicrously small cross stitch with a sharp needle).
And this is the current state of the partridge & the pomegranate tree (hee hee!) I liked the tiny pomegranates so much that I made another, bigger one. That fabric is a random home decor fabric I picked up a few weeks ago, with the idea of embroidering a wall hanging.

A couple of days ago, when my laptop arrived, my latest book order did, too. I opened everything, then sat next to the laptop and perused the books, two books about the artist Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journey and The Magic of Remedios Varo, a book that I hadn't actually seen before--it is the first time I succumbed to the Amazon "look what other people bought!" link...Ooh, the pictures! "Okay," I thought, "I need to get over this not painting/drawing thing." Inspired, before long I had cleared most of the string stuff off my working table. I sat down and...embroidered. Moral: Get pieces of nice paper ready. (I didn't have to hunt for the embroidery, it was right there...)

4 comments:

Kim said...

"'Okay,' I thought, 'I need to get over this not painting/drawing thing.' Inspired, before long I had cleared most of the string stuff off my working table. I sat down and...embroidered."

LOL! Sorry to laugh, but I have done basically this same thing *so many* times! And yes, having paper or whatever item already laid out and close to hand is very helpful.

Elmsley Rose said...

'course I love the pomengranite.

Some sad news- my beloved Guernesavien was fatally injured last week. She'd been with me for 11 years. (a week of tears, of course and it still keeps hitting me)

I did get a new cat on the weekend - a 1 year old ginger and white I've called Jasper. He's running in circles at the moment.

I really believe the best way to cope is to get a new friend as soon as possible - for both me and Tommy.

My other cat, Tommy, is buried in a chair and trying to deny his reality. LOL

Elmsley Rose said...

Also, found a very similiar pomengranite to yours, but all done in gold - at http://tinyurl.com/yome28

Erik said...

The pomegranates are great! They would make excellent covered buttons...