Well, I was intending to post this a couple of weeks ago, but an organ intervened. After a couple of weeks of digestive problems, a trip to A & E several days ago resulted in the old appendix being removed. The surgeon remarked it was the size of a chipolata, so we decided there was no longer room for it, especially as it had been so naughty.
I must say the care at QE Hospital was wonderful from start to finish, lovely staff, nice food, even though I couldn’t eat much of it. And my own room too.
And thanks to lovely friends for messages and pressies. xxx
So, this is what I was doing before I did that. I was working on the design for a new needlepoint, part of a pair, the first of which I’ve shown in the previous two posts.
I started by sorting some drawings, but I knew I wanted to use the bird at the top of the picture. This is actually a screen print I made a few weeks ago.
Here he is. I won’t be using the text though.
I wanted some background material too, but then spotted a tiny drawing I had made of rowan berries, below, so decide to use this.
By turning it into an A3 print, it basically became the extra element I needed.
Below, the original sketch from my book, just a quickie in ink and coloured pencil.
I tend to make a collage as part of my design process, so painted some paper accordingly.
And below, the layout with and without some extra crayoned additions, just an experiment with my needlepoity hat on, thinking about blending colours or not.
Managed to fit in a little more yarn shopping before the chipolata. Here’s an idea of what I will be using. The yarn on the left is gorgeous, it’s a linen mix. I bought it because I liked it, but it’s ideal for this piece, and was most probably instrumental in the design of the piece.
My first piece is moving along too, not quite as well as I had envisioned, but since I will be taking it easy for a while I hope to fit in some stitching.
I’ve decided this is the full on active piece in a series of three, called Metamorphosis, quite probably. Yes, the others will be somewhat calmer; that’s the plan at least.
And some close ups.
There we go, off for a little walk and Miss Marple.