Monday, 16 April 2012

Scratching Thoughts


Decided to record that the dye pots had been busy all week
Don't you love the bundles about to drop in!
My favourite scratching so far.


Then we had to celebrate Handsome Harry's mate
Hope you can tell which is which
She has painted her toenails.
You can see from the pin holes that 
I started off giving her Minnie Mouse red shoes
but they just weren't her!
She's followed by the ugliest scratching so far
way too orderly.


Getting ideas wherever I go


Rows of satin stitch surrounded by a mass of cross stitches?


Have a nice day
Just had a worrying time with Picassa
something got corrupted
Handy Hubby worked hard
Hope all is well

28 comments:

  1. oh penny, i just *love* your scratchings! all of them! those dropping dye bundles are marvelous and handsome harry's mate's toenails are too adorable!! i always enjoy my visits to your blog!

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  2. LOVE these scratchings! The fungii are very exciting! I've always thought they were a great inspiration for cloth or stitches and I look forward to seeing your interpretation.

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    1. Catherine...I see you are re-emerging!

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  3. Hi Penny
    The pots are a perfect addition. Those stiches may be orderly, but there is a reason you added them. I like the color they add, and the contrast. Mrs. Harry's toenails are the bomb!! Great stitching.

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    1. Oh yes, I know exactly why they are there...a long evening of fundraising for our arts centre was stressing me out. Thankfully it turned out better than I expected.
      Love that expression "....the bomb!"

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  4. Wonderful stuff. I adore your stylized herons!

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    1. Hey Angie...Have you finished that gorgeous tapestry yet?

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  5. I really really love the above scratchings. Just beautiful.
    The stripes on the bundles make it pop.
    xoxo

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  6. Happy bundles! Mr. and Ms. Heron are charming. hugs to the RPs - sus

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    1. When those RP's start diving in the pond....not so cute!

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  7. love it but the bundles and the pots are my favourites

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  8. Such a joyful feeling from your dye pots and bundles - and even without the toe nails, you have really caught the female heron. Gorgeous lichen photos, too!

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    1. Some scratchings turn out better than others.

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  9. ooh little dye pots, love em, and i'm sorry but i like your double helix. you have beautiful fungi up there, such inspiration for a stitcher, even a knitter could work with them.

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    1. Especially a knitter of magical things like you!

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  10. Toe nails - great idea!! And the dye pots are delightful.

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    1. Toenails seemed a bit more elegant than red shoes!

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  11. what dyepots! india should see this!

    the herons of ithaca are moving my world.

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  12. Penny- I DO love the dye pots and teeny tiny bundles!! And the toe nails and the vision and even what you term the "ugliest scratching so far"...which to me looks like DNA! Grand here as usual :)

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  13. Wow - beautiful. Love the birds.

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