Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thread painting

It's an absolutely beautiful sparkling winter's day today! My husband and I had doctor's appointments this morning after which I went outside and cleaned up the front and back walks a bit more after the Sunday storm. I went for a short walk really enjoying the sun on my face. Then, I had lunch with a friend and we went and did a little dreaming at the furniture store.
We have quite a small bungalow. At least we won't need to downsize, but we do need to do some cleaning out. My husband has been slowly painting the kitchen cupboards. They were oak but old, once refinished already and really in need of an update. So we've painted and what a difference.
We're planning to add the door to the large corner cupboard on the left but thinking of leaving the doors off both sides on the overhang to the right. I've cleaned out lots of junk and added some pottery, jars and the dishes there. i really like how it lets the light shine through.
My shanties are progressing slowly. there are lots of layers of stitching and still more to come. If I don't have the exact thread color that I want i will use a couple and let them blend together. In a session, iIgradually work my way around the piece adding bits here and there.

I've a few more details here and there to add and then I will border it and back it and add a bit more.
I'm connecting to The Needle and Thread Network.

8 comments:

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

É bom ver o progresso deste trabalho!
Um abraço!
It's good to see the progress of this work!
Hugs!

Kate said...

Holly, it looks so real!!!! Well done.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You know...I thought it was a real painting!!!! You are doing so well with this work.
we had a nice day yesterday,,,and today is lovely and sunny. but last night we got another 20 to 25 cm of snow. tired of this..LOL

Dolores said...

Those shanties look like a fun project. How big will it be when finished?

Linda said...

Your shanties are looking just wonderful!

Jo Ferguson said...

You certainly have an eye for detail. Love your work.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Those shanties are coming along beautifully! And I wanna say I love your kitchen cupboards -- we did the same to ours! White paint and the openness really improved the space... My cupboards tho have glassware and plates and teapots and the everyday dishes on them.... Otherwise, so similar I thought I was looking at my own kitchen!

Regina said...

Wonderful work, and I agree with your kitchen plans. Open shelving prevents me from tolerating hidden messes ....