Monday, 6 December 2010

Loving Couple, finished

I love The Ducks!

I didn’t know it then but I think I fell in love first moment I laid eyes on them and every time I’ve seen them, probably at every class and every show or exhibition I have ever attended, I’ve fallen deeper in love. More than I realised, I have longed to stitch them.

When, after a five year wait, my time to stitch them came, I savoured every moment, every stitch. I relished my time at the frame and was totally seduced by the sheer beauty of the design as it developed before me.

I found some of the techniques on Mr Duck extremely challenging but I was elated when I finally got the hang of something I’d struggled with.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

What a proud and handsome fellow he is.

I love Mrs Duck’s simple beauty; her elegant curves, the glint of gold in her feathers and the wonderful expression on her face.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Loving Couple has become a very special piece for me. I always try to stitch to the best of my ability but I have really strived to do my absolute best on this piece and now that they are finished, I love My Ducks.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching

10 comments:

Julie said...

Mr Duck's neck feathers are just perfect!

Thanks for sharing your progress on this project

alsokaizen said...

they are a handsome couple, you have done them proud!

Rachel said...

They really are a lovely couple, aren't they! I'm glad you enjoyed them so much - I'm sure it shows!

Connie said...

Congrats!! They are gorgeous

Angelcat said...

I have really enjoyed reading your posts about this delightful pair and watching them come to life via your needle and threads.

All of your hard work really shows and you are right to be proud of the finished piece, they are magnificent.

Mary Corbet said...

I love your ducks, too!!! :-) They're beautiful!

Plays with Needles said...

Wooop!!! Woooop!!!! Wooooop!!!!!!

They are absolutely stunning...and I love the design AND the name of it too...

Congratulations, you beautiful stitcher you!

You wrought them perfectly...

Moonsilk Stitches said...

Congratulations! they are wonderful! Thank you very much for sharing the process. I always learn so much from your posts.

Elmsley Rose said...

Just beautiful!

Deepa said...

Beautiful!! We enjoyed watching your progress :)