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i love how the days are becoming visibly longer meanwhile...
and i had another week of stitching.
in my enthusiasm of adding patches around this woven Piece, i did not realize that it...
... well, lost its Image, its face, so to say...
i had sewn one row of squares around it (and even two rows on the right side),
then i noticed: the "Picture Scene" vanished...
too unresting surroundings...
i bent the squares backward... see the difference!
and i noticed there was no other help than deconstructing the patches and make a "quieter" Frame around the scene.
i Chose to use blue squares only.
that took me two evenings...
but there is no Deadline, so no Problem.
better, but the Frame was a bit too broad for my Feeling now,
so i considered to make some kantha stitches to connect the Scene with the Frame.
and from there on i started to add the other patches again...
i left the newspaper as a reference of size...
(there is an Exhibition about Hieronymus bosch announced at the title...
it is in the netherlands, so sad i can´t go there...)
on thursday we had one of our Meetings of "the usual suspects" (three ex-collegues and me, the Group who also makes a City visit each year... we were in prag, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, dresden before, and in may we want to go to copenhagen)
there always is good Food and talk at our alternating Meetings:
cheese cake with cherries in the afternoon,
in the evening flatbread... and we tried the pale ale (had been a gift from somebody else),
but actually i don´t understand why These are all the rage everywhere, we all decided to prefer a good pils... (>t/tuesday)
the only really sunny day was friday, so out into the nature...
a jaybird fobbed me all the time, but i could not come Close enough to get a photo...
i enjoyed the walk anyway, as most days were rather dreary.
preface #1: first of all i want to thank you for the many wonderful comments on my last post...
well, actually... i was so impressed by that Exhibition of Gaultier´s creations that i went there for a second time last week. if i find time, i might make another post with more of the photos i took, but not in the Moment. will see...
preface #2: i noticed i´m losing followers, some days 4 or more a day. i was a bit irritated first, but then i came across this post (not sure i understood everything, but i´m not willing to deal with this stuff)... well, i don´t waste a single angry thought about it. i will not Switch to Google+, basta!
the start into February officially still means winter...
(though snow has gone here after only few days; we now have windy April weather here,
but a good Cup of tea is fine anyway... >t/tuesday)
and i worked on the snowcat. whose beginnings were two weeks ago...
i fixed the Body elements with split backstitch (all These sewing tricks learnt from jude hill).
stitched the face with two strands of embroidery floss.
ok, it took me three Trials to sketch, until i was halfway satisfied with the Expression of the face;)
when thinking of "arms" i noticed the base was too narrow, so i added two longish strips of fabric (plus additional Cotton voile underneath) with invisible baste;
the branches ("arms") fixed those sidebars well.
the face got some Whiskers and the left side some branches, too
(plus some snow lines at the bottom)
i do not think it is finished at this Point,
but next i turned my interest to the Patchwork pieces again...
while working on the 6cm squares there were leftovers of cloth, which were not big enough for this size (longish, but not broad enough), so i mixed some of These and wanted to sew squares with double length and width.
good i measured the sewn patches before, because obviously there is some "shrinking" by sewing them together, so my new template was 11,3 cm square and not 12 cm, as i had supposed it should be
i also basted some "un-mixed" pieces in this size from Cloth i have larger quantities...
... some might be embroidered...
... as this one with the spiral in 3 blue tones.
now, if you look at the snow cat, you can see i stayed in the Color scheme of the Patchwork.
because at the back of my mind i thought i might bring them together.
a vague plan so far, but i could surround (with "fillers" to be adjusted) the cat
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my name is johanna and i´m a paper & fabric junkie, a mixed-media-artist living in germany. i also love photography and got hooked on digital photo-editing, too. married for 34 years, 2 grown up boys & 1 cat.
of course i try not to breach the copyright of others! not on purpose, at least! but: errare humanum est. so: if i might have used something you think you have the credits for (i´m a bit of chaotic in my book-keeping) - please tell me. i will gladly add the credits or delete the piece. within the blink of an eyelash, promise! i do not sell any of my work. i have no interest in that, it is pure leisure. so don´t send me a lawyer;) all i could give him is a handfull of stamps:)
natürlich versuche ich, das urheberrecht auf bilder etc. einzuhalten! ich würde nie mit absicht und ohne hinweis material von anderen benutzen. allerdings würde ich bei meiner chaotischen "buchführung" und vergesslichkeit nicht ausschließen, dass auch mir da mal ein fehler unterläuft. bitte direkt bescheid sagen - ich schreib dann sofort die urheberrechte dazu bzw. entferne das teil, je nach wunsch. innerhalb eines lidschlags, versprochen! ich verkaufe meine arbeiten nicht. hab daran keinerlei interesse, was ich mache ist pure freizeitbeschäftigung. schickt mir bitte deshalb nicht gleich einen anwalt;) alles was ihr bei mir holen könntet wäre eine handvoll stempel:) -----------------------------------------
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. (A. A. Milne)
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