Category Archives: My work

Lantern Plants: Finished

You can see this isn’t a very large piece – my hands are pretty small. The background is a special dyed silk. Here’s a photo of the whole frame: I had it framed at We Frame It in Houston, TX. … Continue reading

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Lantern Plants: All of them!

Dear Readers, I haven’t been posting but I have been embroidering! My Number One Fan (Grandma) is making dire threats about what will happen if I don’t start posting, so the blog is back. I have pre-written one post a … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Head

I finished the wing, but I’m not sure I like it. The outer edge looks funny. I would rather not redo it, but I’m considering it. First I’d need to figure out how to do it differently. There’s no point … Continue reading

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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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Legong Dancer: Wing Outline

I started work on the dancer’s crown, which has decorative leaves around the ear and will be topped with flowers. There will be long black hair going down her back. I added chain stitch outlining to the right wing. There’s … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Finished!

I finished it! Thank you, Anita, for the design and instructions. I’m delighted with the outcome of the project.┬áChikan embroidery is really interesting. I’m daydreaming of making a wide decorative belt with it now. I very much enjoyed working with … Continue reading

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Legong Dancer: Design questions

I am feeling rested enough to be creative. That means dithering over this dancer again! The top edge of the wings is very pale green (I am not sure it shows in this picture. I will have to try again … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade: Bird Feathers Finished

The bird has a tail!

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Bird Brocade Returns

I hadn’t worked on this project in over a year. I pulled it out this week and felt inspired, so here it is again! The bird is acquiring feathers rapidly.

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