The iris I mentioned in my last post is finished! And I’m extremely happy with it. It now hangs on the wall in our main bathroom.
After it was finished I was still in the mood to stitch, so I turned my attention to another flower that had been on my mind. A rainbow rose.
I traced it onto sulky then stitched it on a black background.
I did make some changes to the colors to go with what I had, but the rainbow rose worked up quickly.
My next project was going to be needlepainting a small waterfall landscape. After studying some drawings I drew up a design, transferred, and outlined. And after a little bit of stitching realized it’s not the right project to hold my attention right now.
What to do. What to do.
Out came the hexies to play.
150 basted. 10 stitched into twos. 71 to still baste. Then I’ll need to drag out some more fabric to cut up.
That’s how my weekend was! The craft group I’m a member of, Fiber Art Junkies (recently changed from Eye For Fiber), we are having an art show at the local gallery, Gallery 194, and we have all spent the last week and weekend frantically getting things ready for our deadline.
We had to drop off all our Fiber art by noon yesterday. I was up until 3am Saturday night/Sunday morning! But I was able to have 9 embroidery projects and a few wall hangings ready.
Now I’m sitting here thinking. .. now what?
Well, I think I’m going to do another needle painting using my own drawing again.
This is a rose I have been fiddling with:
I don’t know if I want to stick with one range of color, like an all yellow shaded rose.
Or. .. i do love the looks of rainbow roses. So i made a second copy of my rose and grabbed the colored pencils:
What do you think? Rainbow rose or pick a color and stick within that range?
I’m also working on a drawing of a tiger lily. This is the rough draft of it so far: