Commission – Part 2

2ProgressI’ve got errands to run this afternoon, but I promised, so I made sure I got photos and this uploaded for you before I left!

I promised I’d give you the progress report on the commission. The leaves and vines were actually all finished when I posted yesterday. I worked on this another hour and a half this morning before I took the photo. This means that I got the outline of the maple leaf and the very beginning of painting it done. :)  The colors are much golder than the pictures show. The shine of the silk ground fabric is wreaking havoc with the camera settings! You can, as usual, click on the photos to see them in more detail. 3Closeup

See the first post in this series: Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

I’m working on a commission right now. The client gave me free reign with a couple of themes,and it turned out to want to be needlepainted with a little bit of stumpwork. And, of course, it’s huge. 11 by 14 inches huge. I framed it up on my scroll bars first, but they didn’t work…

Still stitching away…

The crewel tote bag is progressing nicely. Very quickly, in fact. i’m now trying to figure out how best to add handles when I finish it, because I realized I didn’t leave enough space at the top to do them the way I usually do… Ooops! But you’re probably not here for my handle angst….

Crewel Tote Bag – Part 1

Since I believe in adding beauty to all aspects of my life, and since needlework is the best way I know how to do that, I started stitching a crewel work tote bag last Tuesday at the EGA meeting. This may turn into a pattern, or I may put the finished bag up on Etsy…

Current Project for ME!

I’ve been working on Hazel Blomkamp’s “Midnight Meander” from her book, Crewel Twists (NOTE: link is NOT an affiliate link!). It’s taking some time, mostly because I don’t have as much concerted time to work on it as I’d like. But here’s the progress so far. I’ll keep posting as I get more completed… It’s…