Wednesday, August 29, 2012

a bit of green

I have started stitching around some goatsbeard leaves. They are many-toothed so there are many stitches. I am thinking about more contrast and plotting out areas full of stitches alongside areas of none.  I had moved towards browns and golds - thinking of fall. 

I went out to look at the goatsbeard plants yesterday and have a closer look at the veins of the leaves. The very hot and unusually dry summer has left nearly all of our perennial plants looking burned and brown. On the goatsbeard I noticed brand new bright green growth at the base of several of the plants, because we have finally had some rain these last few weeks.

and so I was inspired to add a bit of green.

But... the pale stitches reminds me more of a light frost, which I admit I have spent a bit of time daydreaming about because of the chiggers. I am done with the wicked late summer chiggers.

19 comments:

  1. your work is really evolving.

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  2. I have had a little more time to act on what comes to mind.

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  3. the pale stitch of frost...
    this is it...how it first happens

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    1. It's always a little surprising that first one of fall, the fine icy sparkle.
      So different from anything that ever happens in the summer.

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    1. Hi! and thank you. The details on this one just keep growing.

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  5. I followed Jude's link and found your lovely stitchery! I thanked her. Beautiful work!

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  6. I, too, followed Jude's link to your blog. Your embroidery is very organic and earthy in a good way :-) I will be checking back to see your upcoming posts.

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  7. Beautiful work. I'm so enthralled with your prints as well as your stitching.

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    1. Thanks and welcome! The natural leaf shapes are really so inspiring.

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  8. I love the colors and stitching!

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    1. Thanks - the colors slowly sneaking in here and there.

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  9. And thanks Jude so much for the link. It is exciting to have new visitors.

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  10. I too followed Jude's link. I love how you incoparate nature in your work, in such a delicate and respectful way full of love. Very inspirational.

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  11. Wonderful gentle toning shades and I love the way the varying densities of the stitches round out the design. Beautiful!

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  12. I also followed Jude's link. Beautiful

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