Fall Day 2007

I’ve worked on this for the last four hours – first stitching in the tree trunks and branches on the left, adding foliage from tiny fabric scraps with fusible web on the back (applied to fabric before cutting it, then stitching branches on the trees on the right. Next, I added some definition to the landscape elements by outlining them. Last I added the figure, fused it in place, then outline stitched the figure and the shading on the clothing.

Fall Morning 2007

That’s as much as I can do for now. What I haven’t figured out how to do is stitch the foliage on the trees and on the ground. The fused scraps are very tiny so stitching around each outline doesn’t seem feasible but I don’t know what to do instead. I have to sleep on that.

And below is the image I started with – background and figure fused.

Fall Day 2007

Sparkly Pink Socks

You’d never know this pair of socks was knit from leftover yarn – the two sparkly yarns blended perfectly and I had exactly enough to do two complete pattern repeats on two socks!

Sparkly Pink Socks

I admit I divided up the yarn before I started knitting so I had some idea how much to knit using the first yarn before switching to the second. IN this case the colours were very similar so you have to look hard to figure out where one yarn ends and the second begins.

No more sparkly yarn in my stash, however; so that’s the end of the sparkly socks!

Sparkly Socks #!

Sparkly Socks #2