So why am I writing about this you ask. Because I've discovered that I truly do like to stitch, what I didn't like was having to do it perfectly. Yes, there are some things that I'd like to do better and I'm willing to practice those things so I know I will get better -- again. A blog I enjoy is Jude Hill's Spirit Cloth, she practices on small pieces and keeps them, sometimes using them later in larger works. I like that idea. I also like Jude's classes and started to watch videos of a heart class. I thought I'd do the heart thing so started with this one...
But realized I seemed to be doing more circles. Hmmm, is that because I seem to run in circles at times or at least feel like I am. Perhaps. Anyway circles became moons became faces. Here are a few...
This one is a piece of discharged denim, I added stitch to the center trying repeat sizes.
This one got a face
then another discharged piece that still needs something
So did this one though not a happy one.
And this one
Then I decided to try printing a face on fabric and adding it to other fabric. This is a Christy Girl from a very old book I have. If the book where in good shape it would be something to sell but it isn't so I use the pages.
And then just faces that may end up as circles but at the moment, just features
And then I had to practice some stitches I like to do. The woven picot forms the petals and french knots fill the center.
The woven spider web is another one I love to do.
And an open circle, something Jude posted that I had to try
Jude also does a lot of feathers so I had to try one of those too.
But still painting as well. Here are a couple sketches done with my Tuesday Painters.
and Connie's Coffee Grinder that isn't functional.
Now I'm off to do more work on that first piece I posted today. I need to finish the satin stitch and then put it away for awhile.