Friday, January 2, 2009

9th Day of Christmas

The wise men found the place where Jesus was, and they gave him gifts.


Today I was very crabby. It is the last day of my vacation and didn't get nearly as much needlework done as I wanted to. I spent all my time with family, and reading, and sleeping in, all good things, and I had no excuse to be crabby. I just don't like the thought of going back.


I did get a couple of Temari finished. The one above is one I have had planned since I started making them. It is called striped Obi in Barbara Suess' book. The base is cone thread, DMC spool metallic as marking, and the stitching is with Madeira silk in jewel-tone colors. I think it turned out really beautiful.


This is the first Temari I have stitched from my new books. This one is from Temari for 4 Seasons. The base is cone thread, the marking is a c10. The marking is DMC spool metallic. There are 12 pentagons stitched in perle #8 which form the stars. There are 12 stars stitched with 6 colors of Kreinik, three blending filament, and 3 #4 braid. I thought I had 6 colors of the "star" colors in the blending filament, but I must have used them up, or they are packed with other projects. I still really like how it turned out, and I will be exploring this pattern again with more color combinations.

1 comment:

MOM said...

Some of our guests on 01/01/09 were very impressed by my temari balls. These you show are gorgeous, too. Did you ever explain what temari means. MOM