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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Tree Patterns

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I have been trying to blog all day but my daughter had lots of homework, mainly research for different projects and was glued to the computer.
I did squeeze in just to upload on to flickr!
I decided to embellish on to this vintage linen cloth, it's worked quite well, although I have used quite a lot of machine embroidery over the silk to stop the edges fraying up.
The next stage is to add the hand stitching.
I have also finished the brooch above, based on the patterns that I see in the trees.
We bought lots of the energy saving light bulbs this week, they had them on offer in Sainsburys.
You could buy one for 99p or five for 50p !
They should last a lot longer than a normal bulb, allegedly ten years.
I now have to get used to the light, they do take a few minutes to warm up and it is a softer kind of light.
I may do my shopping list Saturday later, providing I can get to the computer.
I can see, that we may need to have a rota soon!


17 comments:

Freedom of Stitch said...

These tree pieces are truly hypnotizing!! I really look forward to each and every one of your posts because they always make me gasp and say "THAT's the best" (until the next one appears...) AND they always send me straight to my sketchbook with new ideas! Thank you for sharing such wonderful work. victoria

Kitty said...

More beautiful work. My daughter's been glued to the computer 'researching' today too! x

Sophie Appleby said...

Amazing work, I'm so fascinated and inspired. I just love to see the process of your work, just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing pieces. Hope you are having a lovely day.
Sophie x

Lorie M. said...

I laugh, because when my kids are home, we vie for the computer too! Your trees are beyond lovely, color, form, all are so gorgeous!

Alex Mason said...

I love your brooch its gorgeous! I have to do that sharing thing with the computer too, and i'm not very good at it :) xx

Gina said...

Beautiful colours on your tree brooch.

'fancypicnic' said...

De-li-cious xx

gwendoliner46 said...

Lovely work. Now I am feeling inspired to get on and do something myself

happyjacqui said...

Your work is gorgeous as always. Its even inspiring me to try to observe and draw again.

Not so sure the energy bulbs are that great as we seem to have to replace them almost as much as the normal ones. Then you have the problem of disposing them as they contain mercury!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I really love your work - that tree is so simple and yet so good.

edward and lilly said...

Wow, this is really beautiful embroidery, as usual!

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Kayla,
Thanks for join up with the "Today's title" challenge I've added your blog but need your email address to be able to add you to team members so you can post. cheers

Helen S

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Lovely tree - you are good at doing these! I've been swapping to the long life bulbs as well but find the light not as bright as I like, and the ones I have take a second or two to come on. I'll get used to it no doubt, and it's still probably better than candles.

Gunnels blog said...

Always something new and beautiful at your blog !!!!

meplusmolly said...

Hello!
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Your work is lovely, so rich and full of colour and texture. I'll be bookmarking to peer in again! ;0

Guzzisue said...

hi, beautiful work:-) I'm happy to use energy saving light except in my work room, just find it difficult to work with at night.
popping back to your blog to read more.

karen said...

I really don't like the energy saving lightbulbs and i am dreading when we can no longer buy the 'normal' ones. I also know that I sound really un PC but I will risk damnation for the sake of my light!