“Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.”
~Robert Brault -
Here is my page for March, as it is Easter later in the month I thought Bunnies fitted well although I have always wondered how the Easter Bunny got into the Easter scene. Now I have caught up with my journal, I intend as first planned to use something out of my collection of items stitched at workshops or something stitched as a teaching aid along with something that is new stitching.
The little rabbits at the top are needle painting, I enjoy this form of stitching working with a single thread and carefully blending lots of shades. This piece was stitched many years ago ( 1988 and was my first ever piece of needle painting.) It was looking a little sad in it's frame I have not dare wash it, as the background silk was dyed with coffee and even after all this time could not risk it tinting the stitching which in their selves self had darkened a little with age, so as you can see..... it has now been recycle for this page.
The inspiration came from this illustration from a Marjolein Bastin Journal
The new stitching for the page is some Assisi embroidery The traditional design which I showed in my last posting is from the book ASSISI EMBROIDERY by Eva Maria Leszner, and this old design is in fact Hares not Rabbits. The contempory piece is one of my own designs and I have used a soft shade for the background both are stitched on 35 count linen. And yes I have added another beetle unfortunatly the camera has picked up the light reflection on the metal threads and the gold looks brighter than it is.
Today I had a visit from four ladies from New Plymouth who use to come down to master classes with me before Paul took ill, there was a lovely sharing of what we had all been stitch and and lots of embroidery talk, a very enjoyable time, and I will share again shortly with all my blogging friends the other pieces I have been stitching.
Happy stitching to you all