Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Monday

I made a temari! It felt like forever since I had made one, in fact, it was a couple of weeks. This was practice for the najiri or interlocked tecnique that we visited on the ustream.tv class last week. The temari I was copying from a Japanese book had 24 squares, this one turns out to have 12 squares and 12 diamonds. I really like the colors, and I got a lot of practice, so this one is a success.

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I really like the lines that form the squares on this one, made with 2 colors. I think the combination really gives it some depth.

I promised I would show the finished tulip meadow when I picked up Holland Springtime Mandala again, so here it is. I think it turned out wonderful! I think this is the motif that made me pick this project to stitch now.
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As you can see, I could not keep my hands off it, and picked it up again last night. This is how far I got on the "west" onion. This one has a lighthouse, with less confetti stitching than the last section, so it may go faster.

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DH and I decided to do some reorganizing in the house. We are going to move his music room to the basement, so there will be room for a group to get together to practice, but that will involve some building. It will also involve quite a bit of upheaval to get things reorganized. I am also planning on changing my stitching room as well. I have located a couple of areas of the house that would work better with shelves up, so I can move patterns and supplies to those locations.

This morning I went out in the yard and worked a while before the promised hot afternoon, and got a blister! I like gardens better on linen and silk!

5 comments:

Eseya, Muñecas con historia said...

Me encantan tus temaris! Espero algun dia poder hacer cosas tan lindas.
Sigo aprendiendo!

Cynthia Nicole said...

Beautiful color palette on that temari!

Laura B said...

The colors on the temari work so well, I'd have not thought of the combo but I think I'll have to steal it when I can get back to stitching!!

Best,
Laura

karen said...

love your Temari....it looks very complicated? thanks so much for the birthday wishes too, Karen

Rebecca said...

Is there a pattern for your temari?

Rebecca in IA