Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mid-term panic

Well, we are half way through the term and I'm nowhere near to half way done!  I'm not happy with the moon, I've had a day of every thread knotting and my bricking has gone awry.  I've got a feeling I will be starting class tomorrow with a lot of unpicking, but I have faith that Tracy can get me back on the right track!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Moon and sky

Today I've been working on the sky and the moon.  It doesn't look like I've covered much canvas considering the amount of time I spent on it!  Getting the colours right has been the usual headache, and no doubt they will all look completely different once I look at them at Tracy's.  Maybe I'm looking too closely?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A field and a practice moon

I've been working on the field/forest/hedges/whatever it is to the left of the town.  As usual, I'm not sure about the colours or the straight stitches.  I sometimes think I can look too closely so it might look better tomorrow with fresh eyes.
Also, I've been trying out the moon.  This is the second attempt (the first ended in a giant knot and I took the scissors to it).  I lost the shape a bit on one side but I think it will work out once I get the colours right.  

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The first piece of sky

For the first time in ages I seem to have made some progress rather than unpicking more than I stitch!  Still not happy with the stars though.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The first stars

I've spent a lot of time today on the first patch of sky, then even more time pulling it out again because I wasn't happy with the colours.  I got two stars in but I'm not sure about the colours in them either!