Tuesday, June 19, 2012

binding the first hummingbird

Here I sit in my studio on another warm sunny day, the fan running in the doorway, my  little dragonfly chime in the window tinkling in the breeze. I am relaxed and quite comfortable for one who hates the heat.
I added a few more little details to the first hummingbird piece-- bobbin work flowers in Candlelight sea foam blue. Then I hand stitched a few spots of white French knots.


 We don't have much available here in northern New Brunswick for fabric shops, so I rely on my meager stash. I think the binding works OK.
 
 I have the other hummingbird left to bind. Maybe I'll get to it tomorrow. I'm shortly going to take a tea break and hand stitch the binding down.
I'm linking today to the Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.

12 comments:

Wendy said...

Lovely, but did I miss a day? I thought it was Tuesday...

elle said...

I need to embrace more handwork. You do a lovely job!

Shena said...

I did my link up on Tuesday too, cause last week I forgot and tried to do it on Thursday. Oops. Lovely hummingbird! And your flower details are just lovely.

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Patti Shanks said...

Oh, how I wish I had some talent with a needle and thread! Your hummingbirds are just so gorgeous! The binding looks great as well.

pegsplace said...

Beautiful. I love handwork and I think the binding is perfect. We also don't have many places to build our stash ;).

Mary Ann said...

Just lovely...I think the binding is perfect too:)

Linda said...

It's beautiful! I love it. The binding is just right. Great job!

Susan Being Snippy said...

The binding works quite well, the whole thing looks painterly!

Margaret Applin said...

Holly, I love the binding!!!

M-R said...

I think the binding works beautifully, Holly! Beautiful work!

Jeanette said...

The binding is awesome, love the whole quilt in fact!

Regina said...

That binding is perfect and brings out your lovely hummer.