I am using this blog to chart my journey as I get involved with stitched textiles again after a gap of twenty odd years. I've tried once or twice recently to get started, but time - the lack of it - got in my way. Now seems right though, and this online diary will be my reminder not to let it slip through my fingers again.
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

First Finished Piece

I saved up all my daily ten minutes' worth for the past couple of weeks and made a concerted effort over the past two nights ( and I mean nights) to get this piece finished. It's not exactly finished to the standard I think I'm used to - but I made a decision to add it as an extra present for my daughter's birthday on Sunday (ssh, don't tell her). Once I make a (rash, impulsive) decision like that, it just HAS to be done.
So here it is...

Sorry, the tacking stitches are still in the corners!
Now it's not a major work of textile art - it's not even a miniscule work of textile art, but  it has the distinction of being the first piece to be completed in this new journey of mine. That's satisfying.
Interesting to note that this is one of the few pieces I've made which has not been framed. I like the softness of this work and I don't really want Laura to have to hang it.
Already planning bigger and better, but time is against me again.
I think I'll set myself another deadline......


  1. really like your blog and the colours on this against the black are superb..what a special gift

  2. I'm sure she'll love it. I don't like to see textile art in a frame either. Much better to be able to hold it in your hands.

  3. Beautiful colours and I really like how you combined the different shapes and materials. Your daughter will sure love it.

  4. Oh this is so lovely, I reasly covet it. and don't worry, I won't say a word!!

  5. Love the richness of these colours and the stitching too!

  6. This makes my mouth water as if this was a collection of sweets. Sometimes I think that colors are a kind of mental food (no, I'm not using the popular term...)

  7. It's beautiful! I'm sure she'll love it!