Thursday, December 27, 2007

Winter Solstice II


After finishing Winter Solstice I, I had an idea of simplifying the tree shapes using only lines. I was still fascinated with the greys. I had been in the garden and had noticed that there was a lot of green for late December: the lichens and mosses have sprung back to greenness; the freesias are popping up; the Daphne odora , with bright green calyxes, is loaded with buds and looks as if it is ready to burst into bloom. I was also having so much fun with the hand stitching that I wanted to do more.

One of my goals for 2008 is to post something that I’ve made at least once a week.

5 comments:

Del said...

Interesting idea. What size is this piece?

jpsam said...

Hi Del:
This is 12” x 12.” I used my hand-dyed unbleached muslin which I liked in the first piece—I like the texture—the suede-y impression. I first quilted it with Sulky 12 wt. then added the hand stitches—embroidery floss—one and two strands. I found the hand stitching so seductive. It felt like going back to my roots.

Christine Thresh said...

I'll be checking in once a week.

j.dávila said...

Ooo, this is scrumptious. I love the economy of line.

Kristin L said...

Love your simple elegance. In fact, I love all the trees you've been working on.