Wednesday, May 26

There's a whale in the moon when it's clear...

...and a bird on the tide...

While I still spend many hours on the couch (thanks every one for the sweet well wishes and comments on my last post!) I pulled my Fish and Bird embroidery from my WIP basket. It's quite an experimental piece. And it still needs lots of fill stitches and obviously the bird needs a pair of legs as well!

I'm adding some darker shades now to the sea and sky to create a more 'dramatic' contrast because all the grey-ish and grey/green-ish tones made it look a bit bland. Also I don't want the whale to look 'furry' so I'm using subtle shade changes which will hopefully make it look a bit smoother.

The floss sorting is almost done (well the DMC anyway) and it turns out I actually don't have that big a stash of floss. I would really want to get my hands on some Cosmo/Lecien floss as well, it's supposed to be so good! I heard it's pretty expensive though but if anyone knows a good online source for it please let me know. :)


  1. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, I do hope you are on the mend. I LOVE your new fox embroidery and this whale is coming along beautifully I am sure. Big hugs, Catherine x

  2. Fish and Bird is one of my favorite songs. I love that you're doing a piece based on it.

    I hope you get better soon!

    Floss sorting is so fun. You can see all the colors you have an imagine what you can do with them!

  3. Very sorry to hear about your surgery, and I hope you are recovering well, and getting stronger. I hope, too, that your family are helping you out!
    Lovely embroidery shaping up here! I am just finishing peacocks from Jenny Hart's book, and will then move to one of yours :)
    Best wishes


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