Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Finished shanties, more on the hillside

While the storm blows around the house, I'm ensconced in my studio working on my fiber art. It only started to pick up around noon, but I hear that it is pretty bad in other parts of the maritimes. I spoke with my daughter in Charlottetown and she told that everything there is closed including her university. Yippee, snow day.

Oh, My husband just called to say he's on his way-- a bit early.

The birds were out to my feeders amidst the snow and wind, sometimes hunkering down in the nearby trees.

I finished up the fish shanties by adding a binding. It measures about 4 1/4" by 6 1/2".

It is for sale. $65. Email if you're interested.

I'm still picking away at my hillside piece; I will be for a while. I am happy about seeing my vision finally starting to emerge, so maybe I'll move faster.

I'm cutting trees with fusible on the back and playing with the layout. I'm almost ready to fuse it all together. I can't wait to get to the foreground stitching.

I did a bit of free motion stitching on the background in grayed colors and not too much detail, as I want it to stay in the background.

I'm getting excited!

I'm linking to The Needle and Thread Network.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just gorgeous Holly!!! so much detail ...

Margaret said...

Your shanty piece is delightful -- and I love the fabrics you've chosen for your hillside. Isn't it a great feeling when one's vision begins to emerge on the design wall? :-)

Regina said...

You definitely have something to get exited about! That will be a fantastic piece, as is "Shanties".

Suzanne Ramsay said...

I love your shanty piece. We used to have fish huts on the lake when I lived in northern Manitoba, we also had the cars parked beside the huts. You have captured the spirit of the community well. I was astounded when you noted it is 4x6 inches. I'm struggling with 4x6 inches right now. I love when you post your bird pictures, and when you keep us up to date on your weather. When I was in grade one I lived in Dalhousie.... I now live in northern BC.

Mereknits said...

Your newest project looks fantastic Holly.
Hugs to you and stay warm,