Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Soon to be bee



I am just about to embark on the final touches of large honeysuckle - just as well, I need it for a class in three week.


It is coming along nicely - I am so, so happy with the way the unopened flowers turned out. The padding is fat and round and you just have to stroke them. Not sure, but I might even like them better than the open ones.


Every single time I do one of these little bees it surprises me how this...


... after a more than a bit of trimming, and combing, and fluffing up, and more trimming, and more combing, and more fluffing up, and more trimming, and a bit more combing, fluffing and trimming - can possibly end up looking like this....


But it does. Now all she needs is a couple of eyes to find her way, some wings to take her there and some legs to stand on once she gets there.

Happy Wednesday,
Anna x



7 comments:

  1. I'm certainly enjoying the journey.....wish I were a few countries closer to your classes! Thank you for sharing with us who live in the "embroidery desert".

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    1. AAwww Sarah, 'embroidery desert' sounds dreadful. I might have to 'swing by' some day to brighten up with a stitch or two. Anna x

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    2. Embroidery desert. What a great description. I live in one too in Mississippi in the USA. I love getting inspiration from you, Anna. And some other greats that I've found through your links. Thanks for sharing you creative process and the lovely photos.

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  2. This project is looking just gorgeous, Anna! I love the thread you are using for the honeysuckle, and you can never go wrong with a bee, imho! :D

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  3. Wow, beautiful work and the bee metamorphosis is quite amazing!

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  4. Looking great! As someone enrolled in the class, it's been fascinating to watch the piece develop.

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