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Monday, 11 February 2019

Mermaids and Dragons…

Hello, it's me. I almost slipped off the blogosphere, but not quite!

One of the reasons I've been so quiet is that I'm writing another book, which means that anything I sew can't be shown. Trust me though, I'm doing a lot of stitching and writing about stitching.

One thing I can show is this.

What do you see, a mermaid or dragon? It was meant to be a mermaid but I got so lost in the detail, and carried away with the needlelace that I neglected to stand back and look at the overall design. (My mermaid's hair took on a life of its own.) I even went to the trouble of mounting the finished piece. It was only when a friend said, 'what a lovely dragon' that the scales fell from my eyes.

This was meant to be a piece for the next book but not any more. To my surprise, I didn't have a hissy fit or bemoan the wasted hours. I just put the thing to one side and started on something else. Quite a result in itself!


1 comment:

  1. How nice to hear from you!
    You have made a fantastic piece, but I must agree I see the mermaids body and head, but the hair floating in the water misleads me.
    I am glad to hear you think you learned something from the stitching that didn't go to plan.
    Good luck with the rest of the work. looking forward to seeing the book.


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