Here’s a little update on the miniature embroidery project I’m working on – the “Sense of Hearing” Cluny tapestry, designed for working on silk gauze. I will admit that this past week with grades due and lots of school work to concentrate on, I didn’t work in too many 15 Minute sessions.
Instead, last night I had a therapeutic few hours of stitching with an audiobook and a cup of tea or ten. I told myself I needed the “break,” but in fact, I was really just procrastinating. It was relaxing – a good audio book, peace and quiet, no interruptions, lots of stitching, and finally finishing the 6th section of the piece. Only three more pages of charts to go! Three. More. Pages.
Not that I’m really in any hurry to finish the piece… I have no idea what I’m going to do with it when complete. Any suggestions?
Here’s a little size perspective photo. Those are my littler embroidery scissors (they don’t have full blades). I’m always kind of surprised at the size of the piece. I don’t think of it as “small” until I see it from far away, or with something “normal sized” next to it.
By the way, the unicorn looks pretty good from far away. At first, I didn’t like him. My favorite part of the piece so far, beyond any shadow of a doubt, is the gown on the lady on the left. I like the way the folds work.
Incidentally, I’m out of floss from the kit in every color, except the flesh tones. I ran out of black, burgundy, white, the lightest brown, and some of the blues a long time ago. So last time I went supply shopping, I picked up a skein of each color called for in the project. Unfortunately, there’s a subtle difference in some of the shades (especially in the lightest green and the lightest peach). The only place I really notice it is in the greens, so that works out well. After all, it’s foliage, right?
Ok – that’s the update on the miniature piece for this week! Do you have any plans this weekend that involve needle and thread? As always, I’ve got plenty. Whether or not they all come to fruition is another story! The pomegranate corners project is on the list, as well as a major reorganization job in one area of my workroom. And I’ve requested sunshine for the weekend…. here’s hopin’! Enjoy your weekend!