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Saturday, August 28, 2010

stump work

Hi everybody

What i have been doing last few days apart from finishing my flower embroidery(check my earlier post) hmmmmmmm... is that i made these ribbon roses ie. folded rib. roses, gathered rib. roses and few petals. and the work at my yo-yo factory is on and going great guns. I have made 50 plus of these. I am enjoying yo-yo making.

While these have been waiting to be put in the design i got a beautiful book through courier to distract me from my ribbon roses. These roses are left behind and i started a new project with the help of this book.
what a beautiful book and the power it has to distract you from your latest projects.

My latest project is stump work. My very very first attempt at it.(and hopefully not the last one, I think) I have never tried anything like this before. Never used wires in embroidery or with embroidery. I am enjoying it............Yes, that is important the work should give you happiness and satisfaction and then you look forward to the end result.

Here I am making petals on organdy with the help of wires and covering it with buttonhole stitch.

Here are the leaves. I only had white organdy and i wanted to go ahead with it so i painted the leaves with green crayon colour. i think the green colour has done a good job and my leaves are looking good.
later i will cut out all these petals and leaves assemble them as water lily.(that is what i am planning, it should look like one) Let us see how it turns out to be.

At last my very first stumpwork, a water lily is here for you friends.

Hope i have done a good job. Your comments on my lily would be highly appreciated.

Below is my Anchor kit project which i started last year.... yes last year and yet to be finished.

This is what i have done with it so far. Suddenly remembered about it yesterday and i fished it out. I should finish this first before i start new project. Infact there is one more anchor kit waiting to be started.

See you soon folks.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Hi everybody

I am fascinated with the idea of taking out printouts on the cloth directly. I have taken out two more. (that adds 2 more to my "must finish" list) The problem with it is that you get only A4 size printout on our home printers, and you must have seen in my earlier printouts that you have to attach extra cloth on to the edges to put hoop as there is no place left for it. Anyway it is good for small projects or when you are in mood to start a embroidery immediately, one does not have to go through the process of tracing it. Following are the two new printouts. Girl with basket of flowers and a bird on a flower branch.

Work in progress on the printout taken earlier. I should finish it in a day or two provided i do not leave it in between which i usually do. No i should not. I will get back with the finished project soon.

You can see the buds. They should open up in a day or two. I do not know the name of this flower. i will show you the flower when it opens. The season is changing slowly.We have been having heavy rains from past days. All the plants in our small garden looks neat and clean now. The sky is overcast and it might rain at night too.

Here are the beautiful and delicate flowers at last. They have very sweat fragrance.

As promised i did not leave my embroidery in between. Here is the finished project. Hope i have done a good job.

Flower closeup.

leaf closeup.

See you soon.