Thursday, November 28, 2013

Some free motion shading

I hope you'll feel like bearing with me in this process as I slowly add free motion shading and highlights to my birches. It is a slow process. I spent about an hour and a half today adding some darks and lights in both a free motion straight and zig zag stitch. Here I've added some whites and medium grey/blues. Sorry, there's a bit of a glare from my window.
Next, I added some darker greys and then some black.
I have to admit that I'm anxious to get to those red leaves but I must finish the background first.

Tomorrow, I'm going down to the local Pfaff dealer to take a workshop where I'll also be trying out another machine. I hope I'll be feeling OK, as today I seem to be coming down with a sore throat. Fighting off any illness with Addison's disease can sometimes be tricky, often requiring more rest than a normal person. It's not an early start or a long day so I should be OK.


Kitchener Quilter said...

Can't wait to see those red leaves! Your birches are beautiful, and coming along nicely.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Nice work Holly...this is going to be a very nice piece.

Robbie said...

Lovely piece!!!

What Comes Next? said...

your birches are looking wonderful - can't wait to see the red against them!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Sigo atentamente o andamento do seu trabalho. Estudo cada passo, quero aprender.
Boa sorte com a escolha nova maquina!
Saúde !
Um abraço!
Follow closely the progress of its work. Study each step, I want to learn.
Good luck with the new machine choice!

Linda said...

Looks wonderful so far. The red will be awesome. Good luck with the machine testing .