Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Better Now

Thank you dear readers for politely reading, commenting and bearing with me during my rant.

I have made a few brooches derived from the piece in this post.


I have made them for a reason I am unable to divulge just at the moment.

But in the fullness of time all will be revealed.
I also made an extra bit of embroidery to go with the others.
It taught me anew that there is always something more to be learnt from 'sampling'.
Its very subtle but if you look closely at the 'knobby' bits
they are just a bit different a bit more successful than some others you may have seen. The difference is that I went round and round and round over them till I built up quite a raised blob. I was using variegated thread so it was nice to exhaust one shade and surround it with the next from the same thread.
The weather forecast for Marrakesh: Monday..heavy rain.
Of course it is..I'm going.
Update on Thursday: I haven't had a cough or a cold or anything for at least 18 months and guess what? A sore throat and a headache this morning. I think I'll stay in bed till Monday!

30 comments:

alcoholinky said...

I have just hopped over from Dot's blog and discovered your fantastic stitching (that's a lame description). I would happily give up my paper crafts to be able to sew like this LOL

CAROLYN said...

I really like your latest designs and the colours you are using

Very best wishes, Carolyn
LOVE STITCHING RED

Textile Art Showcase said...

The brooches are lovely Jackie - have a great time Marakesh. Fingers crossed that the sun comes for you!

jay670120 said...

Beautiful sewing .. if you fancy showing off your work come and join us on our crafty blog www.fiskarettes.co.uk We also run competitions and challenges.
x jayne x

Mary said...

Hi Jackie! I love the brooches - especially the last one! Oooo, have fun in Marrakech! You take the most amazing trips. I can't wait to see all of the photos.

julie king said...

what a gorgeous selection! i just love your work!!

Hens Teeth said...

You never cease to amaze.

Ati. Norway. said...

The brooches came out great!!
Have a nice holiday and a lot of sunshine :-)

Kitty said...

You've done it again Jackie - absolutely beautiful work.

I hope Marrakesh weather forecasters get it as wrong as ours do!

x

Gina said...

Take to your bed and get better!!! Long term weather forecasts are always rubbish... don't listen. Love these new brooches - great colours.

Gunnels blog said...

These works are so beautiful! Such a lovely texture and colours! I hope you will be well soon! And that you have a wonderful vacation !

Kayla coo said...

Wonderful designs Jackie.
I do hope your better for your trip, as Gina says long range weather is always changing.x

Heather said...

The brooches are gorgeous and I am very curious about what it is that you can't show us yet. Do hope your cold wont be too bad and have a great trip to Marakesh. Take plenty of Vitamin C, that and some foreign sunshine should sort you out.

Julie said...

Lots of hot lemon and honey and staying in bed sounds fine to me! Hope you shake the germs off in time for next week. You can't believe what the weather forecasters say...... Have a great time!

Chriss said...

Just absolutely love your creations - they are rich and lucious and divine, would love to own some.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well darn... I missed the rant and now it's all over! If your throat is sore, definitely go to bed. Sleep. It is a cure all! And I am wishing you a fabulous, adventurous trip!!

Victoria said...

These designs are fabulously atomic-retro and over the top wonderful! The last one is my fav! Hope you feel much better before heading off on your trip, and I also hope the forecast changes to sun and fun!

Chris said...

Oh do get well quickly. Have a safe and wonderful journey!

Linda said...

Jackie these are SO gorgeous...I just want them all!! Each one is a little treasure.
You are going to get such a lot of inspiration for your work in Marrakesh - can't wait to see your photos. Whatever the weather you will have a great time, I'm sure.
Look after yourself...
Hugs
Linda

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning as always ,I love the new colours .
I hope that you feel better by Monday ,sleep lots take flu max strength and chicken soup .

And I hope that the weather is good for you I really do ,you so deserve this holiday I know how much you have been looking forward to it .
Love from sesga xx

Threadspider said...

You take care now and have a truly fabulous holiday. I bet you'll come back full of inspiration.

Maureen said...

Love those colours Jackie, are you really going to Marakesh?? - I'm not moving away from this computer until bedtime, trouble is - CQ blocks to set up.

saraeden said...

Thank you so much for your comment , we have had a good day today !!
I love those brooches , the colours are gorgeous .

Have a great holiday !

Sara x

hippopip said...

Hope that the cold clears up and have a great holiday

Jude said...

Are you feeling better??? Have a wonderful time..can't wait for the photos!Take care.
ps You know I love your work...nuff said!!

whitney-anne said...

these pieces, all yr pieces are absolutely scrumptious, I want to eat them the colours are so, well, yummy. I started out in embroidery and I know how much work goes in to them!!

'fancypicnic' said...

Wondrous, Jackie...every single time!
Do tell soon!

Enjoy the sights, sounds and colours xx

Robyn said...

Gorgeous pieces! Hope your flu has flown and Marrakesh is dazzling.

silverpebble said...

Great new designs Jackie - again, like beautiful protists.

I do hope you're better for your break - isn't it always the way?

Jacky said...

Jackie these pins are divine!!! I just adore your stitching and like you... love those variegated threads. BEAUTIFUL.

Jacky xox



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