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

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lilies 2 ~ finished

Happy Monday

Lilies 2 is complete, and I am very happy that it is ~ I was much more deliberate in my stitching path with Lilies 2 ... making a choice every time I turned a corner or stitched a curve. Choosing the thread to darken or lighten a shape. Slowing down made it easier and harder all at the same time ... I very much enjoyed the detail.

Here are a few photograghs for a more up close view

Lilies 2 is watercolour on muslin, wool rovings, and hand stitch with varigated 12 weight thread.


DIAN said...

This is so soft and pretty. I love the way you have used the variegations in the thread.

Tammie Lee said...

How wonderful to hear about your new approach to your stitching. Sounds like a practice of presence and honoring the spirit of the piece. It really is lovely Barbara~

Judy Ferguson said...

I love the color and texture of your hand stitched florals. Two hand surgeries have put an end to my hand quilting, but I can appreciate your dedication.

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Radka said...

Beautiful! I love all the colour shades:)

Barbara said...

Thank you all so much for dropping by and leaving your thoughts ... I am always so happy to read them!
Very best wishes,

Wildflowerhouse said...

Thanks for visiting me. I love what you have done on this project. Your stitching is so beautiful and the water colors are just perfect.

BadPenny said...

Beautiful & delicate.

suziqu's thread works said...

Barbara your detailed handstitching with little scrolls here and there is just so beautiful as is the softness that flows through this whole beautiful piece. Your soft painted shades come so naturally to you. Beautiful!!!
x Suzy