Sunday, 19 September 2010

A grey day & top stitching

The light for taking photos is swiftly disappearing, flash was necessary for the square pic today - I didn't want to drag the 'hanging' they're on thru the rain as even in the greenhouse it's pretty dim. We've had what some people (especially those on holiday expecting views) would call foul weather. Autumn is here, but I just wait for those intense bursts of sun lighting up the sails of those few intrepid boats in the Sound set against the deep purple grey of the rainclouds, followed by a beautiful rainbow, sometimes double, which settles on our village; truly our pot of Gold.

This weeks squares -


cut up swim suit sticky lable found in that certain place, bit's & pieces on my desk, the power of football, loosing scratchcards, bits by my sewing machine & for Corrine a nod to Beryl Taylor - I'll keep practicing.

Would you look at this top stitching!!!!!! Never been so neat before. I had to unpick one side as I fell off the nipple (can we say that?!) There is one stich that is kinked but as it's a satiny fabric I won't unpick again. The fabric is plain but all the watermarks have show up in the pic. Reminds me of my scientific module at college, photographing crystal growth thru polarising filters. I wonder where I'd be if I'd gone the scientific route in photography instead of the commercial route?


11 comments:

Lesley said...

Those double rainbows are just amazing, aren't they? I don't think I'd ever seen one before I moved here. Lovely work as always, Em. :-)

dosfishes said...

Are you going to save some of that tummy control for me??? I could use it. Love your sewing project, I can't wait to see it finished. xox Corrine

Julie said...

Rainbows never cease to be magical do they? You have painted a very rich picture of light after the storm. Look forward to seeing your project finished.

Jill said...

Your top stitching is definitely impressive, machine control is not my strong point. Your description of foul weather sounds pretty impressive to me.

Jan said...

Foul weather here too, I had hoped for a bit of Indian summer. there is hope yet. do you use the term Indian summer over there?
What is your top stitched project going to be? and I don't understand what your fall off the nipple comment means. er, maybe I don't want to know;-)

suziqu's thread works said...

"Fall off the nipple" Emma that expression needs a bit of explanation! I've never heard it before. Top stitching, grim weather, blues and greys all go together. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
All the best. Suzy

linda stokes said...

Nice lot of squares this week & I'm looking forward to seeing your sewing project finished!
We're having such gorgeous spring weather now but have had a very dry winter - even starting water restrictions for gardens.

Lorraine said...

you will have to post some photos of the sunsets and rainbows it must be wonderful

Heloise said...

Interesting set of squares this time I like the one on the right the best. Good luck with the sewing project.

Linda said...

Your squares are always interesting but I really, really like the last one :-)
Impressive top-stitching...what is it?

Laura said...

I'm so loving square number 5! Beautiful my dear.