Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to "real life"

I finally finished this Temari. I couldn't figure out why it was taking so long until I described it to someone: C10, extra marking, 20 tri-wing figures in variegated DMC perle, 12 Kiku on 20 centers. The pink is #5 perle, the white, #8.

My fingers got sore pushing the needle through the mari; I think I may have to unearth my thimble. But I like how it turned out.

My next one is coming along as well.

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I've been reading every one's reasons for blogging, and one of the benefits people mention is that there's more incentive to keep at projects when other people know what you are working on. So I am going to show my WIP (work in progress) for that reason. This is Martina Weber's design "Indian Summer Afternoon." It is definitely more than 1/2 way done, but there is a lot of work left on it. The fibers are fun to stitch with, a lot of variegated, mostly silk. The rayon is not fun (the black) but everything else just glides.

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I was just running over my schedule this week, and the next full evening I have to stitch is next Friday! How did that happen? I may have to pull out more WIPs just to have things to talk about (but my mom and DH read this).

4 comments:

Love to Stitch 99 said...

This Temari ball is just gorgeous. That is something that one of these days I will learn how to do them as they look so good :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Lelia said...

Yes, always remember your audience!!! I'm pretty careful to keep things "off-blog" if I don't want DH to know : ) LOL -- I love your temari balls. They are just beautiful! Each of them is so unique & your color choices are interesting. Good eye for color Jane. Did you sign up for the DT SAL thru NANI?

linenstitcher2 said...

Each of your Temari finishes is more stunning than the next. This one is fabulous!!

Posting my stitching progress and new finishes helps keep me motivated, but for the past few months I've been neglecting my blog in favor of more stitching time. Wish I had more hours in the day!

zoomcity said...

I love the temari! It's beautiful.