Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We're off...

Well here we are the long awaited day has arrived. Take a Stitch Tuesday started late Monday evening in the UK, which is going to be great because then I can go to bed and think about the stitch I think what Sharon has started is something amazing, especially after all her technical problems over Christmas.

It may not look much but this is a "design" folks.It is , I think, the first time I have ever plannesd sowething instead of just diving straight in.



I wanted something that wasn't the usual straight herringbone, and this is the result of my doodlings.I am also going to try a bit of colour exploration using the colour of the gem associated with the month. Therefore January is a garnet. Usually dark red a beloved by the Victorians they are also found in amber and rarest of all lime green.

Here is my stitched "design"




Thank I remebered what Sharon said about working over the stitches, this is the result.



I really enjoyed producing something so different for me.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow!! That was creative! I love how it turned out.

Thelma said...

Very nice! Love it.

Anonymous said...

I just flowed right into this and floated along wow this is great Julia

Elizabet said...

Thats beautiful! how did you do curves? I can't work it out!

Amy said...

I love what you did with the herring bone stitch. I have been thinking along a similar vein, something more free form that a traditional straight line of stitches.

sharonb said...

I like this set on the curve - I also like that you added your visual journal page - wonderful!

Melissa said...

I saw this earlier and was blown away - I'm just commenting a few days later. Your piece is incredible. A work of art all on its own.

Beth M said...

Wow! I love the way you did the herringbone in the curves!!

Peggy said...

I third the "Wow." I like how you have the designed the piece by yourself; Something that I have difficulty doing , but am working on it.

bibliotecaria said...

That's just lovely! I like how you did it in curves. Did you have to draw it in on the fabric to maintain the size? I can see that being a dragon, the long Chinese kind, or a bunch of roller coasters.

Gail said...

Pat this is just lovely. What creativity, keep up the designing.

Helen in the UK said...

Love your design - it really flows :)

Nelapx said...

Muy interezante...

Laura Lea said...

Wow! I liked seeing the sketch to your stitching sample... intriguing way to use herringbone! All I can think is WOW! So wonderful!

Jo in NZ said...

This is really inspring. I'll be back.....!

Chriss said...

That's awesome! It looks like a dragon.

Fiona said...

first saw this on Flickr and loved it then. Love how you chose your colours. what a great idea.

Sarah said...

Fantastic! Very innovative - That's the way to work stitch!

Dy said...

I love what you've done here. My favourite sample of all the herringbones - you were my inspiration!

Gunnels blog said...

I like your heringbone stitch! It´s so fun to see how different you could use a ordinary stitch!

Ati. said...

Oh, now I have found you! This was the best thing I saw from the herringbone last week and the buttonhole butterfies are very nice too!
I keep looking next week.