Monday, March 14, 2016

- Works in progress

Well, I didn't have any preconceived notions when I began the daily Remember patches at the beginning of the year. What I've learned is an idea may begin to form on any given day, but not be fully realized until some time later. In light of that, I've decided to start featuring patches when they are finished, while still giving a hint of what I have in mind at the beginning.

For instance, here is the final stitch work on Patch #71 ...


which was begun last Friday, worked on Saturday, and completed today.

Likewise, Patch #72 ...


inspired by this live oak picture on Saturday ...


I'm glad I waited since it was only today that I saw a new knot stitch on Tanglewood Threads that was perfect for the knobbly live oak inflorescences.

A partially finished Patch #64 from two weeks ago is now complete ...


While yesterday's road trip inspired the beginning of Patch #73 ...

The road is a bit of felted gray wool
from a stuffy work skirt that I no longer have a need for

When I add its infusion of wildflowers, the stitching is sure to be accompanied by my inner soundtrack playing Robert Earl Keen's song The Road Goes on Forever (but the party never ends).

As for today's Patch #74, it's nothing more than a notion, but I hope to do a reprise of the vintage linen found on our road trip yesterday. Or not ... who knows?

4 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love the contrast in textures of your live oak!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... Peggy Berens' Palestrina Knot instructions were well-timed.

handstories said...

You have amazing control of your needle- such fine detailed work in your oak & the sketchy dreamy outlining of the dewberry (that word just tickles my tongue!)

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks for the kind words ... I loved that the dewberry stitches reminded me of the thorns that cover the branches (although it was unintentional)