Hi! I'm back 😊 after an amazing trip to another side of the world! 😊 (Argentina and Antarctica). The travelling was safe, the sights were outstanding, everyone was so lovely and the food was scrumptious 😋. I even got some sun 😎! I'll be writing up a post soon with a little bit of art and lots of photos of nature 🐧
Embroidery on the Ocean
|Progress so far on Glimpses of Antarctica|
|Birds in a line|
|Fish swimming in the ocean|
I then got ambitious and drew a little penguin on another piece of the painted cloth. I stitched it up, cut it and then appliquéd it to the piece.
|Penguin appliquéd to the piece|
After a fellow traveler suggested a whale, I added it into the piece, with a few of his/her friends blowing water. At one point, they estimated that we could see over eighty fin whales from the ship, blowing water and swimming about. I used a few strands of Mouliné étoile embroidery thread from DMC to show the water sprouting up.
|Fin whales blowing water|
|Left side of the piece|
|Right side of the piece|
- When I was first looking for spots on the ship to embroider, I was looking for comfort and ambiance. It didn't take long to figure out that the most important element was light! It's difficult to thread a needle in dim light!
|Great view and light!|
- So many projects on the go!, February 14, 2023
Free Motion Mavericks
|Wall quilt by Donnalee|
We have two quilts by Gail, of Quilting Gail. The first involved some ruler quilting while Gail FMQ the Baby Stars.
|Made for the Sweet on you blog hop by Quilting Gail|
|Baby Stars by Quilting Gail for the Island Batik catalogue|
Frédérique, of Quilting Patchwork Appliqué FMQ her lovely quilt for the Dust Off A Quilt Book blog hop. She added trapunto to the musical note based on the book she dusted off! Here is her Modern Bargello, Huahine.
|Modern Bargello, Huahine by Frédérique|
It's now your turn 😊