Friday, March 27, 2009

stem stitch

My last few days have been spent packing stem stitches into the leaves in my linen piece. It takes time and work to make my art. I start in the morning and work all day (and into the evening). I feel as if I'm in another place. Yes, there are many other things to do, perhaps even more important. They are right there on the other side of some invisible wall. But I'm staying in this place and doing this beautiful stitching because then it will be done. Apologies for posting yet more photos of this piece. I am not bored with it yet, but perhaps you are.

10 comments:

Karen said...

Not bored by any means! I love the white on white of this one. Beautiful just beautiful!

Judy Martin said...

Thanks Karen. I astounded by how long it is taking me to finish and your encouragement is very welcome.

Celia said...

I've only just discovered your blog and I am amazed by what you do - I can't imagine ever being bored by it, it is beautiful!

I just wish I had the patience to do something like that myself ...

arlee said...

Hands stitching *does* take you out of place and time---this is absolutely stunning in it simplicity and pureness.

Judy Martin said...

I really appreciate the positive feedback I'm getting about this piece. It helps me to believe in it so thanks very much arlee and celia.

Elizabeth said...

Just found your blog, spirit cloth made a referal. I'm so glad I found your blog, I love embroidery so I bookmarked your place immediately. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a wonderful heirloom you're creating. Magnificent.

Philippa said...

Post away - the more images the better! It is just glorious. The stem stitch is adding to it so beautifully and will be worth every long moment that it takes. Well done.

Fioleta said...

Not bored. Since I'm unlikelly to ever get to see it in real life and have a chance to examine all the wonderful detail, I'm glad I get a chance to see it online.

Phyllis said...

Never bored! It is too exquisite for words. Keep the invisible wall up and stay with the stitching.