Monday, January 12, 2015

FIRST PAGE DONE

The voice of the sea speaks to the Soul
-Kate Chopin.




 I have sent off the first challenge page for one of my friend's in the Stitching group, and now that i know it has arrived I can share with you.   It  is for Joan who chose a Sea theme for her book and the colours DMC   340,  517.  791.  807.  3765,  3847 I used all but one of the suggested shades.  The little sea horse was made using the slip method where it is stitched on one piece of fabric and then mounted on another. I use this method a lot specially for birds as if the one I am stitching does not turn out quite to my liking I can discard it with out spoiling the piece.

 This piece which is on the wall above my computer, and was the first time I had stitched using this method.  It was stitched many years ago and I have favoured this method many times since.

and here you can see the individual birds

 Yesterday I posted out the next page I had stitched so hope to be able to share it later in the week, it is my aim to get all the pages stitched and sent out this month. Of course half the pleasure is looking for the inspiration before I start to stitch.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Love the birds ~ so realistic! And that seahorse with those colors ~ beautiful!

Beth said...

Lee I am in awew. Speachless. Thunderstruck. The seahorse is glorious and the birds...wow!

Annette-California said...

Absolutely amazing Lee! LOVE the seahorse - its going to be very special its new owner. Also the birds you stitched look soooo real! WOW!!! love and hugs Annette

Madtatter80 said...

In ah of the sea horse, and then went further and saw the birds, they look so real I wondered how you can keep them with out a cage :)

Vickie said...

Oh how fabulous! What a lovely page for her.

CalamityJr said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I had to think before I could comment as both the seahorse and the birds left me speechless (and that can be hard to do... )

Ali said...

Love your stump work birds they are sooo realistic! The seahorse is gorgeous too amazing work. Ali x

Blu said...

Wow what incredible finishes! I've never seen anything like them. I'm in awe of your talent.

thegreytail said...

beautiful seahorse, but those birds stole the scene! GORGEOUS!! and it was the first time you tried this technique?! my goodness!
I must find a kit or class, or something to give it a try, looks just the thing for me.
have a nice day,
chiara

Cindy's Stitching said...

Lee that us just amazing. Love the seahorse. The birds just as pretty.

Evelyne said...

Hi Lee, thank you for you lovely comment.
What a beautiful seahorse , such a lovely colours for it.
The birds are so realistic.Lee do I understand it right that you stitch the birds first on a calico fabric and then you stitch the piece on a piece of cross stitch linen?

Lovely work as always.

Have a nice stitching time.
Evelyne

shirley flavell said...

Love your seahorse you stitched Lee, the colours are lovely. My mother "found" stumpwork when she was in her 80's and loved the birds, so set about and started stitching some amazing pictures of birds. I have a few framed pictures of her beautiful work and so do my sisters.She made me a beautiful scissor scabbard with an owl on it and a circle pin keep with a dragonfly on it.They are in a position where I can see them every day and smile at the incredible fine work like your work that she did. I do enjoy seeing your embroidery. Shirley

Carol said...

I am in awe of both the seahorse and your birds, Lee--how exquisite!

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness, Lee! The birds have left me speechless! They're incredible...they look like they could just fly off the linen page.