Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Stomach, Take Two

So I stood my frame on the sideboard for 5 days and 'lived' with it, but really I know from the beginning that I was going to redo the stomach.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I remember a few years ago, at the Bournemouth class, a fellow student was stitching the Pansies for Phase VII. Having stitched what I thought was an incredibly beautiful petal, she proceeded to reverse stitch it.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I asked why she was removing it and she replied, "I think I can do it better".

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Sometimes you know that you have done the best that you are able to do at this point; sometimes you know that you may be able to do a little better.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

On this occasion, I thought that I might be able to do a bit better.

Happy Stitching.

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Love your work!

Rachel said...

The real knack is to know when you genuinely can do better and when you are merely setting yourself up for a cycle of repeatedly working and unpicking..

I presume you are happy with it now?

Anonymous said...

He's looking beautiful,do you feel happier now?? LOL Sue X