Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New work ~ getting started

Details ~ (and pardon my basting stitches)

OK ~ I think I am back, this is a piece I have started in the last week or so, inspired by lilies in the garden. This is the first of two ... also watercolour on muslin, wool rovings and hand-stitch. I have discovered for myself that hand-stitiching is so very calming, methodical and quiet. I love my machine but find that I have to walk away after awhile as the sound can become too much.
I hope to do a good mix of both over the next few months ...
Will post the finished piece when it is done!


suziqu's thread works said...

Barbara - This is going to give a beautiful result with all the softness coming from you onto the cloth! Lovely gentle colours!
x Suzy

Tammie Lee said...

I love the colors and seeing the details is quite wonderful. I love the swirls and even seeing the basting.

I just bought a sewing machine at a garage sale. I need to start it up and see if it works. Maybe it will inspire me to do something different... I have not sewn for years.

Shammickite said...

You could listen to soothing music on an ipod while you are using the sewing machine, then you wouldn't hear the noise it makes.