Tuesday, March 20, 2012

happy spring and stitching tulips

The weather here is something else! We are having record breaking days this week. It seems so out of place with all our snow but boy is it melting.
Today, I went for my swim which I usually do on Wednesdays. One of my little quilting group members is having a sewing day, and I want to get in as much as possible. We are brown bagging it for lunch and ordering in supper.
I had time this afternoon to sandwich the larger of the tulip pieces after doing a little discharging on it yesterday. It seems right that I'm starting it on the first day of such a spring. I've only started to work on it with some thread sketching but I want to show it since I will be away tomorrow.
 Here you can see the stitching a little better. I am short of certain colors I need for this. I'm going to try to make do. I'll be happy to get to the fabric shop in a few weeks when I go to Fredericton.
I'm linking to Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday as well. go check it out. There is lots of variety there.

13 comments:

Mary Ann said...

It's starting to look good:)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This piece is really looking good Holly...you do nice work.we have that same weather....it is hard to believe, snow almost gone...what a great winter we had

elle said...

Nasty cold here today. I doubt there are any such lovely tulips here.

Annette said...

your tulips are looking great , the stitching is sure adding some demention to your work...
In stitches

imquilternity said...

I envy you for the swim. Sounds wonderful. Your tulip piece is certainly coming along quite nicely.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

It's beautiful, Holly! I love the lacey look you've got going on in the corner, too.

Gill said...

Your tulips are beautiful! none flowering here yet! Have you seen Ineke Berlyn's tulip work?

Kit Lang said...

love the effect of your discharging!

Susan Being Snippy said...

Amazing how a piece of fabric develops so subtlely into those flowers... Will be watching its changes.

Dolores said...

Gorgeous piece of fabric. I know it will be wonderful once you've completed it.

Dale Anne Potter said...

AWESOME tulips!

Sheila said...

It is looking great , love the tulips.

Linda said...

Lookin' good!