Sunday, January 21, 2007

Recent work

It's snowing in Eagle Valley this morning. When I got up at 5:30 this morning there wasn't a snow flake in site but by 7:00 we had close to a half inch! It's 8:00 now and still putting it down out there.

The snow makes it a perfect day to stay inside and embroider! Before I get started I wanted to share some of my own work to show you I really have been stitching.

I found a piece of redwork still in the hoop last weekend so I finished it this week. There are a stack of these redwork flowers that I've been working on for the last year. Would they qualify for Sandie's UFO and WISP challenge? I sort of have a plan for a wall hanging but it hasn't really been designed yet. Guess I'm waiting until I have them finish for that.

Redwork is great fun for me...I know...I know some would say it's boring but I love the challenge of keeping the stitches even. I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job with this hibiscus flower but it's the one I found in the hoop and I just couldn't match the stitching that was already there.

Redwork Hibiscus

This Daisy I did yesterday...the whole flower... so the stitches are far more even. I wouldn't go to bed until it was done.

Redwork Daisy

This heart was finished yesterday morning. I have a stack of hearts sewn up and waiting for embellishment but I slow at working on them. Sharon B's TAST helped me out with this heart I did the herringbone on the left side, the buttonhole stitch on the right side, blanket stitch along the bottom and detached chain stitches several places.

Gold Butterfly Heart

Well I'm off to fix another cup of coffee and get started on some stitching. I hope you all are having a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!!!!


Sara said...

I haven't done any redwork...and I have a block sitting here that needs to be done...Last year we had a block a month quilt at one of the local shops that was redwork. I chose a different one - but got the first month's redwork one to try! Your work is really lovely!!!!

Susan said...

I love redwork, too, think I mentioned. These are lovely flowers. I love the yellow/gold heart. The whole thing looks so crisp and neat.

Bhavani said...

You red work is lovely. I would'nt touch it because even stitches is my nemesis.
wishing you and your famiy good health and cheer.

Gina E. said...

I don't think redwork is boring, although I supposed I can see from a non-stitcher's point of view why they would think so...just one colour and one or two stitches. But the sheer simplicity of it is what makes it special.