Friday, 1 March 2013

Progress Report - March 2013

Early in February, J’s car broke down and we car shared for over 2 weeks while awaiting spares and repairs. Getting both of us to and from one in one vehicle added nearly 2 hours to my working day and made a serious dent in my stitching time. As I could not stitch most mornings I have started stitching in the evenings again. That has not been ideal for either of my current projects. Any artificial light reflects of the beads and the needle is difficult to see against the dark fabric. I mostly worked on the seeded background in the evenings and saved the more intricate beading for the weekends. Somewhat surprisingly I have made good progress, so much so I thought that I might complete side one by the end of February. Unfortunately I was unwell at the beginning of the week and did not even feel like stitching for a day or two, so I did not quite reach that mile stone.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I have also been working on Tree Creepers but not progressed this as much as I would have liked. I find it really difficult to do colour matching under artificial light, even a daylight bulb. And, I am having way too much fun with my beading, truth is whenever I get a little stitching time I gravitate towards the beading. I have just under 2 weeks left to finish this piece, I am doubtful that I can do it in time but I will do my best.

© Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Rachel said...

You must have been really poorly if you lost interest in stitching - get well again soon!

Renata's arts and crafts said...

I love your beaded embroidery can’t wait to see the piece finish and what will be on the final, and the Tree Creepers is looking like will be a fine piece of art

shirley said...

I looked at the beading magnified and it is absolutely stunning. I would love to be able to bead to that high standard.

Angela said...

Hope you are feeling better now. I've had a cold and cough for the last 2 weeks I can't seem to shake the last of it off .... very annoying

Cath said...

Sorry to hear yopu've been unwell - these cold temperatures have brought everyone done. Both projects are looking great.

H Gotts said...

Hope you feel better soon. I'm very interested in seeing the progress of your bird piece. You've inspired me to attempt something similar.