Happy August! I hope this month brings us more rain and cooler temperatures. Sorry I missed last week's posting, but I was having technical difficulties with our internet and had to wait a day for the technician to arrive.
On those too-hot-to-garden days, I hid indoors and played with thread and paint.
These are repeats of former paintings that I'm doing for practice. Some of the originals were done in a rush on location, so this time I'm considering and painting slowly, trying to improve on the result.
I liked the bold yellow in this exercise, but felt that perhaps the painting could be a little softer.......that might allow for a gentler foreground.
So then I began another in softer tones. I stopped at this point to let the paint dry. I may continue just to see the difference a softer beginning can bring to the final result.
Then I began this rendition of an old painting. Sorry I forgot to take more photos, but I was in painting mode.....
This one turned out much nicer, brighter, and fresher than the original, so I'm quite pleased with it.
I might punch up the foreground flowers a little with some added definition. Maybe.
I've been spending most of my stitching time on the wrapping cloth, adding a buttonhole stitch edging to each piece, then joining the pieces together, also with buttonhole stitch.
the right side
another piece to add
the left side
draped over the loveseat
there are edged pieces awaiting their placement
the free-form tat is getting another addition, but this is how it looked before I added another row, more beads and picot rings
How the tat looks now. Sorry it's a bit blurry. I think once the beaded picot rings are finished, the motif will be complete. But, you never know. I may change my mind. lol
That's all the stitching so far. I'm working on another fabric card which I'll show when it's all done and mailed away. Here's how my desk looks:
In the garden, there is a lovely crop of beans. I picked a few for supper.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz