Saturday, 23 April 2011

And again

This time I've gone for the turquoise & golden look, I do love these colors. These are all recycled fabrics & coppery chocolate paper, but I had a rummage & found some more bought 'ribbon' & cut it in half for the edging.

I enjoyed couching down with my favorite zigzag a mix of wool, twisting as I went. I stiched the 3 seperate shapes down & it looked ok but the free motion stitching seemed to transform it into opulence, not sure if you get that from the photo, & not sure why doesn't seem to enlarge enough.  Beads & french knots in various corners. It matches last weeks quite nicely, I think.



A sketch & a minescule sample ;)


I completely forgot to look at the sketch when I was working out the bottom half of the piece - way off with my poportions, anyway, so I thought to add the oblong across the top when I looked at last weeks piece & tied it in with some more exes - kisses? Why not.  My DH asked me what these pieces were meant to be, anybody know? ;)

I'm humbled & so grateful to have seen swallows this week. I don't mind the winter, really, but this does seem to have been a long one. We had a couple of very calm warm days & I grabbed the chance for my first kayak of the season. I don't go far, only just out of sight of the house, across the bay & just peeping into the Sound, the water between us & the Mainland. It was a truly magical haze over everything so I went back for my camera even tho I was terrified of dropping it in the water. My top half felt well excersised! These photos don't really capture the feel of the place but I'll put them up anyway.



There's a boat pulling a fish farm along somewhere in the 2nd to bottom. & the last one has Oyster Catchers courting,the screeching has got to be heard to be believed!

15 comments:

Katie said...

Amazing details! Another wonderful creation

Julie said...

I'm very impressed by the photos from the water :) I've always fancied being able to paddle about in a boat but never done it. You get such a different perspective from being on the water.

Ro Bruhn said...

I love your new work, so exquisite. I hope your son enjoys Melbourne, hopefully the weather won't be too bad.

Jenxo said...

amazing photos, it loks so peaceful.... im glad you took your camera but i would have been scairt too !
and such a lovely creation....

Jan said...

double clicking on your new piece brought it up pretty large. Good enough to see the stitching and detailing. it is lovely and does match your previous nicely. New series? I should go back and refresh my memory on the previous one.
I used to kayak a lot, my ex had a kayak shop. What kind do you use? I mostly used the sit on top kind rather than the sit inside kind. It can be exhilarating or peaceful or anything in between. Glad you were able to get out.

Jensters said...

Great work Emma and wonderful photos.

maggi said...

Love the turquoise and gold. The mini sampler is lovely in its own right. Beautiful sea and skyscapes

Iz said...

I love this one - my favourite colours!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Hazy blue and that spit of land, marvelous. Turquoise, yum, yum, extra yum. Wonderful stuff. xox Corrine

Heloise said...

Lovely colours in this panel. Are we going to see a box soon? The photographs are so very peaceful.

jackie said...

Lovely photos. Janet Edmunds was my tutor for a couple of years. At Easter we went for the first trial swim near Windsor, my son, DBO, is hopeing to qualify for a Windermere swim in September. My husband and elder son are in the support boat. I will be somewhere on the bank!

Su said...

I love these colours. I have put a link to your blog on my latest blog post as you inspired me, I hope that's ok?

Parabolic Muse said...

This is nice. Great color combos and stitching! You got a series going.

These photos! come on! If only one could get to every place she'd like...

Laura Cameron said...

How fabulous to be able to leap into a kayak and paddle about for photographs! They are beautiful images! Thank you for your encouragement after the terrible fair! xo

Linda said...

This is my fav pennant...just love those colours. And your photos look wonderful arranged like that.
So you kayak...alone? Respect!!
XX