Scrolling through my library of blog pictures, I can see that I post a few pictures as I work on something, then show something else, then go back to show progress on the other thing and then go on to something else and come back to progress made on the second thing…….I almost never show one single thing from start to finish, because that’s not how I work, nor is it how I record my progress.
My blog really is a reflection of the way I put things together. I will start with a piece of fabric or a vague idea. I cut and sew or paint or dye and then something either has to dry or life interrupts. I may get stuck on where to go next with a piece. Months have sometimes gone by before I come back to a particular piece of work. So, I show you what I have, as I’m doing it. Maybe a little disjointed, or it might seem repetitive if you only tune in occasionally and happen to see the same project coming up yet again!
Sometimes I’ll finish a piece and forget to show the finished item on the blog. And someone will ask me if I ever completed that whatever-it-was and I’ll have to confess that it’s been done for a while and just never photographed.
And all those previous words are just because I’m going back to another older piece that has been kicking around for quite a while. I pick it up, work on it, change my mind, rip some out, do it again. Well, I’m not ripping anything out now.
Still looks like big, colorful, sycamore leaves, right? Well, I got the embroidery done and when you get a little closer, the leaves look like this.
Covered in stitching. And a bit closer and you can help me answer my next design question…
Don’t you think I should add some beads to this?
I really like it as is, but I loved it when it was just painted with no stitching, too. It seems that each time I add a layer, I like it more. But sometimes I have a tendency to go overboard so I don’t know if that’s the case here.
Guess what? I’ll probably go back and forth some more with this one before it’s done. I’ll make the bead decision, I’ll quilt all around each leaf, binding or facing or corded, shaped edges. I’ll debate mounting on stretchers or making it a soft wall hanging. And there won’t be anything consecutive about my postings!
Work, think, post, work, think, post…over and over. That’s my pattern!