Yesterday was a lovely day – sunny, not too cold, just a bit windy. I took my usual walk slowly enough to notice the plants responding to a couple of warm days. I recorded many images along my way to the high school and back.
Coltsfoot – Tussilago farfara
Lungwort – Pulmonaria officinalis
Willow – Salix
Alder – Alnus?
Maple – Acer
I was happy to see the vegetation opening to spring.
Day before yesterday I took apart the stitching of the water near the shore. Yesterday I stitched in new wave lines which run more parallel to the beach. I stitched in small wavelets as they reach the beach. I also stitched the rubble at the beach line and at the bricks at the bottom right.
Thread Painting Finished
Today, I stitched around the rocks and pebbles on the beach. I worked in the bits of vegetation and wood debris amid the rocks.
Finally I added David.
David Up Close
I very carefully stitched the shading of his clothing and around the edges of the fused appliqué.
The last thing I stitched was my signature in the bottom right.
Auditioning Fabric for Framing
I’ve stopped for today, but I’ve cut and laid out fabric for an inner border. I auditioned several fabrics for the piping including both bright and muted orange pieces but they pull the eye away from the vest. I think I’ve settled on a dark teal solid which will allow me to use a mottled grey print for the wide outer framing.
I’ll do the framing tomorrow.