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.


Unknown 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