Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Reverting to the Machine


For a few weeks now I've been
stitching and stitching and stitching


Covering cloth with row upon row of machine made stitch


Meeting a deadline


in a weak attempt to reproduce part of
a JEH MacDonald painting.
I hope I don't have to do something like this again!
Not my cup of tea.

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    1. Oh, Carol, I didn't take any more photos and it's now in the mail!

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  2. Wow! It may not be your cup of tea but it looks wonderful! Although I love your scratchings best of all :)

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    1. Why, Thank you Angela! Perhaps the scratchings are more meaningful than reproduction of a painting.

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  3. It's certainly intriguing, and doesn't look "weak" to me, although I agree that attempting to reproduce painting with machine stitches is probably making life difficult for yourself!

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    1. Very difficult! Some people like that kind of challenge...not me.

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  4. It is quite the challenge but you have achieved a beauty of a piece ! Best of them so far !

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    1. Hi, Sharon...are you getting to see them all as they come in? Lucky thing.

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  5. Cup of tea or not - it looks lovely!

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    1. Hey, think I'll go and put the kettle on!

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  6. the machine is still just a tool, and you use it as wonderfully as any hand needle

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    1. Hi, Arlee...thanks...are you using the machine much nowadays?

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    2. back to combining, thanks for asking--the 2 *can* marry beautifully :)

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  7. Glorious colours, Penny! I think JEH would be flattered. Is this another of the huge group efforts like the one I saw at Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph ON last year? Great!

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  8. crikey, that's a whole lotta stitching...looks good, Penny, and still has your *signature* all over it.

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  9. What beautiful work! I've only just discovered your blog and your work just astounds me. I love the stitching which is your background photo. I look forward to following your blog.

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