Thursday, 9 July 2009


I seem to have hit the stitching doldrums! I have several things that I would like to get started on but can’t make up my mind which to do first, so I find myself becalmed.

I am still working on my JEB Phase II. Kind of ironic that it is called Calm Flow! Some time ago, I set myself a goal of doing a little stitching before leaving for work. There are some mornings when I simply do not have time and a few times I have lapsed but by and large I have maintained this regime. Most days I only manage about 10 minutes but by doing this I am making slow but steady progress.

A couple of weeks ago I reached a turning point. Literally! The design lies roughly on the diagonal and I began working from the center of the design towards the bottom right hand corner. When I had completed all the couching in this segment, I need to rotate the frame so that I could comfortably work on the remaining segment, again from the center out.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

The gaps in the design will be filled using a different technique. For now I am just enjoying the calm flow of couching strung beads on gently curving lines while I wait for a fair wind to fill my sails so I can set sail on a new stitching adventure.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Anonymous said...

this is very beautiful, and calming. I, too, am in the stitching doldrums. i have not picked up a needle for weeks - and the longer it goes the harder i find it!

Plays with Needles said...

I feel becalmed after reading this...the beading is beautiful and calming to look at as well...

Silver Thistle said...

All of your pieces are wonderful but I'm particularly fascinated by this one. I'm just drawn to it. I'd love to give something like this a go but I know I'd fall at the first hurdle....I'd never get my fabric that taut.

It looks amazing. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Pollydo2003 said...

G'day Buddy, this is coming on nicely, I can now image what it looking like, seeing it for real earlier..... looking forward to it being finished, Arlene