Thursday, April 27, 2017

Theme-tas-stitch - April - Water

Hello Dear Friends,

When I saw Kerry's (Ramblings of a Biscornu Adict) theme for April (Click here to visit Kerry's blog) was water I instantly thought of a project, buried at the back of our wardrobe!

Started a couple of years ago ..... and something well outside my comfort zone!!!! My craft group had suggested our members would embroider pictures on tapestry with the connection of water ..... just not in tent stitch ..... what a coincidence that Kerry's theme is water too! Back then I'd found a view of a lighthouse that I thought might be fairly easy to stitch! I never got very far with it ..... in fact all I'd done was consider what stitches I could use.

Stitching plan

Well, I had found some wool ready .....  but all I stitched was the foreground ..... which took me a while as I wasn't used to the stitch, two little roofs oops! rooves, and the light of the lighthouse!

Sea Stitch
And this week I started stitching the sea!
The purple stitches are the start of the sky!

I am intending to stitch the tiny buildings, and lighthouse, this week ..... wish me luck!!!

I have another water project, but I haven't decided how I will embroider that yet!

Thank you, Kerry, for the inspiration to pull this old project out, I really must finish it now!

I hope everyone else managed to stitch more than I have!

Not sure I will be able to join in next month as I don't think I have any projects with only one colour ..... for Monochrome May!

See you soon,
Hugs, Barbara xxx


Queeniepatch said...

Is this fate? Maybe this project has been begging you to let it out of the wardrobe. No wonder it wants to be finished, because it is going to be a lovely scene. Have fun completing it.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

It's lovely Barbara, far too nice not to finish. Keep going, it will be well worth it.

Mii Stitch said...

I agree, it was fate and now you have to finish it!!! Looks great!
Have fun :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Whoa!! How cool! Sometimes our fear of failure keeps us from out best accomplishments. (I should remind myself I SAID that, lol)
xx, Carol

Rita said...

Oh, so nice! A lot of different stitches and tecniques!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great project and perfect for this month's theme. No shoe horn needed here!

handmade by amalia said...

You are amazing, Barbara. Another wonderful project. And it was an education to see how you plan it, and a bit humbling too. I usually just start and hope for the best :-)

Clare-Aimetu said...

What a beautiful project, you are very clever

Lin said...

I think that that is going to be gorgeous! What a great subject - good luck! xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This only goes to prove that keeping a UFO long enough will lead to an eventual finish! It must be fun to do some needlepoint, something I haven't done in years.

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks great! Happy stitching!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done - that's looking great! I've always though the plural of roof was roofs but I've learnt today that rooves is ok too, even if spell check doesn't like it!!!

FlashinScissors said...

Oh bother, bother, bother! Oops, darn, thought it looked funny, but forgot spell check! Thank you Miss! Oh this English language is so confusing isn't it!

Barbara x

FlashinScissors said...

My husband and I were both taught that "rooves" is correct. However it now seems that the accepted plural is "roofs". If this is the case, how come such words as elf and leaf still have "ves" as their plural?

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

Your lighthouse picture looks great, and it must be so satisfying to be working on a UFO.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for the comment Clare!
But no, I am not clever, it's all theory at the moment ..... just hoping it won't look too bad when it's finished!
Barbara x

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is looking lovely. It's great that you can meet the theme and finish up this beautiful ufo :)

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Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,your work is beautiful,well done xx