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Saturday, 28 August 2010

August Stitching


We have had so much rain this August, I can count on one hand the dry sunny days we have had.
It rained here for at least 48 hours non stop this week, so apart from taking the dog out we stayed in, this gave me time to work on my handmade felt, stitching my "August Walk" landscape.
If we get a dry day we hope to go blackberry picking, it looks like a good year which is maybe because of our wet August!

Before I forget I must say thank you to Twiglet for her blog award.

P.S If you click the image you can see the whole picture, I have uploaded the extra large size but it won't fit on the page!

23 comments:

Carol said...

Wow this is so rich ooking, is going to be an awesome exhibition :)

Heloise said...

Should be dry enough for blackberry picking, according to forecast, lets hope so. Truly amazing piece of stitching.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful stuff Michaela - do you use an industrial sewing machine?

ted and bunny said...

I love the winding road- it looks very much like our lane here.
Blackberry picking- yay! It's such a good year for them, like the apples.
Enjoy,
xx

karen said...

amazing work, really amazing! It has rained here non stop for what seems like forever. I am considering building an ark!

shirley said...

It must be the year for rain everywhere. Love your stitching...just noticed the foot on your machine...I have one of those but did not know what it was for....will have to find it and try it.

Kayla coo said...

Hi Shirley,
Thank you.
This machine foot is a darning foot which is used for free hand embroidery, you can lower the feed dog and draw with your sewing machine.
Just to let you know if you click on the image you can see the whole picture, I uploaded the large size but I can't fit it on the page!
M x

Julie said...

What beautiful colours Michala!

Alexandra Mason said...

That is gorgeous! I know what you mean about the rain. Me and Fee have been soaked all week xx

Carol said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, I love it! I have just started machine embroidery and your work is truely inspring.

Carol x

Valerianna said...

Wonderful - such energy and flow.... beautiful.

Heather said...

I want to pick blackberries too, before it's too late. We love apple and blackberry anything. Your landscape is looking absolutely gorgeous Michaela - I would love to see it in the 'flesh'.

cardinal arts said...

that looks AMAZING!! thanks for the close-up photo too.........nice to see all the stitching and work that is going into all your pieces
your show is going to be beautiful
__a

acornmoon said...

yes, we can get very fed up with the rain and yet they say there is a water shortage and we have a hose pipe ban.

Your stitching is lovely and looks like it was inspired by Autumn.

Twiglet said...

Such gorgeous autumnal colours in this one!!

Gina said...

Such a beautiful Autumn picture.

Julia said...

I love the colours in this, so rich and golden, just typical of this time of year! I know Ive said it 100 times, but Im so in awe of your work and you never cease to amaze with your beautiful creations!

Thank you for sharing, love Julia x x x

Melody said...

gorgeous as always. Do you find it difficult to not get the wool trapped underneath your darning foot?

Jasmine said...

I am forever in awe of your trees. You have this art mastered xxJ

Tammie Lee said...

awesome that you are stitching on handmade felt. I love that you share your journey with us, as I really enjoy your art!

Allison Stilwell said...

Just found your blog and it is most excellent. Does your Bernina foot get caught in the threads? They make one that has large acrylic circle and I find it doesn't hang up in my work quite so much. I love your work and look forward to taking time to look at your old posts.

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful !!! So much textures and wonderful colours !!! And I love your banner, that is mine colours :-)
Have a nice wekeend !

Amelia said...

I know the weather is such ashame isn't it?! I get so disappointed. I have just been to Devon and it was lovely there (but also lovely in London too apparently). I guess doing art work cheers me up.

I am fascinated by your working processes - dreams are a great inspiration for me too, but not nec. for art ideas :0

thought I would share before the experimental art e-course starts in a week . . . . :)

Lovely to see some of what was on at the quilt show this year, must go next year . . .

Amelia.x