Category Archives: Needlepainting

Water’s Edge: More bird feathers

    Just a quick update today – I worked some more feathers, finished the beak, and added the eye. Then I played with camera settings for a while. Look, I got it in focus and didn’t wash out the … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Bird feathers

I decided to go back to work on this bird for the Water’s Edge Anchor embroidery kit. I’ve been working with 1 strand of thread for the bird (more threads for the rest of the piece). The bird looks extra-delicate … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Working on the flower

I decided to restart work on the Water’s Edge kit, and finished several petals. The complicated part is figuring out which parts belong to which petal – it isn’t labeled well. I like all the different shades of orange and … Continue reading

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Kingfisher Chinese Embroidery: Bird feathers

A quick update today: I started work on a kingfisher! Birds are a lot easier than I thought they would be. As long as the stitches are in generally the right direction, they look great.

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Water’s Edge: Quick Update

I’ve been working on the split stitch outline of the flower. It’ll all be covered with long-and-short stitching soon, but I console myself with the knowledge that it really makes the edge look nicer. I also added a little bit … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Bird Bottom

I decided to celebrate Saturday with embroidery. Isn’t this a cute bird butt? I’m using the colors and threads that came with the Water’s Edge kit, but I am using 1 strand instead of 3 and working it with needle-painting. … Continue reading

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Update: Trish Burr Wild Rose

I worked two more leaves trying to incorporate y’alls suggestions and hints from the introductory post on this needlepainted flower (it’s also now listed on my Projects page). As you can see in the close up photo of my new … Continue reading

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