having run out of things that rhyme with oon

it's back to the tapestry, momentarily

excluding you lovely people, I have three friends who have stuck with me thruout the last two years - thru thick and thin and thinner and non-existantly thinnest, the good and the bad bits and the worse bits and the rock-bottom bits. . . (and I'm kidding about the "good" bits - there weren't any)

when I saw the Shaker Village needlepoint (up arrow) I knew it would be the perfect gift for one of them (one of the other two was the happy recipient of the Fasset Lobster; and I don't think the other one would "get" a tapestry gift, so she's not going to get a tapestry gift)

having taken a break from the Klimt for a short while, I've now almost finished the village (and this friend still lives in The Village, so it's quite apt in a way) (duck pond and all) but being my good self I couldn't just stitch what was there could I?

no!

so, the horse has a mane and a tail, all loose trimmed threads sticking out from the canvas; one of the picket fences has some extra white washed wood in it; the lambs are fluffier than they were originally intended to be; one of the trees has a multitude of little red French knot apples on it and one on the ground underneath (boys, a French knot is a stitch where you wrap the yarn around the needle to make a small 3-D bump on your canvas); one of the houses has pink climbing roses up the front (yes, also 3-D), and the corn in the cows' field is also raised; there are 3-D crops in the big field behind the red barn (can't remember the name of the stitch that I used); I struggled for ages to work out how to make the laundry on the washing line stand out, or up, blowing in the wind, but couldn't

and now I have the same problem that I have with these, I need to have the finished item made into a cushion. . .

. . .as dull and middle-aged as it sounds, I think I'm going to have to get my sewing machine mended

what has my life come to?

(actually - don't answer that!)

(please)

14 comments:

Dave said...

You're as old as you feel. I'm feeling much younger at the moment. ;-)

zIggI said...

you're as old as the person you feel :)

That's a beautiful tapestry and I 'specially like the GG.

Dave said...

That's what I meant Ziggio.

I, Like The View said...

I thought of you ZigZ when I added the 3-D mane and the tail to the horse! (and I noticed at the polo the other day that polo ponies have their manes clipped to a number one or two . . . why that?)

Dave I shall decline to take you up on that intriguing point - no doubt you will reveal all when/if you want to - how short is your hair now then?

starbender said...

I used to have a tapestry dress in high school, I luv'd it, and would wear it everywhere. I was really beautiful.

planetcity1 said...

The Shaker Village sounds fantastic, especially with the texture additions you have noted...

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Mel said...

Awwwwww......she'll love it! How could she not.

All those little extras--they mean huge things, yaknow!

KAZ said...

Zig can have the horse if I can keep the lovely geese.

Mel said...

Personally, I was all about the fluffy sheeps and the apples on the trees---

Geeze. I can't even remember where the sewing machine IS--if I still have it....which I might, but I doubt if I do.....

Mel said...

Ohhhh Happy Happy Hump Day!!

:-)

I'm sure there's a song about Wednesday--somewhere.....

Lalalalalala

Rimshot said...

3D manes and laundry and such...how fancy and clever!!! :-)

Is it very difficult to turn the work into a cushion?

Merry Wednesday, dearest View! To you and all your lovely readers.

Dave said...

The before and after pictures you wanted are up.

Mel said...

Can I just say "no sewing machine"?

Nope. None.
I was assured by himself that it was displaced prior to his arrival.

Makes ya wonder what I did with the darn thing, huh? LOL How can you 'lose' a sewing machine?!

*shrugs*
Happens, apparently?
Did!!! LOL

zIggI said...

Happy Hump day??? When was this?!
How could I have missed it!?