Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kimono Update

First, apologies for lack of posting. I've got company. And have been staying off the computer. 

But I've found some time to come and update one project at least.

Yesterday we went to Gettysburg. The last time I was there was January of 1977. Been a while. LOL

The Cyclorama has been renovated and rehoused in the new Visitor's Center which opened in 2008. You can take photos in here without a flash. It looks amazing. Way better than when I saw it 35 years ago. 

 You can find needlework almost anywhere. This is a table runner made out of a piece of canvas from a hospital tent. Upcycling!

Me and two of my favorite guys!

At the Trostle Farm. See the hole in the brick uppper section? That was made by a cannonball in July of 1863.  

Random photo taken from the High Water Mark in the fading afternoon light. After we left here, we went and had dinner at the Dobbin Tavern - our colonial inspired fare was wonderful. 

Of course, blogger has turned this photo sideways. Sorry. 

Here's where I am on my Kimono. Almost done with section 9. We're supposed to be finished through section 13 this month. See section two done there on the left? I started this fan stitch with a Threadworx. Wasn't sure what I thought about it. Decided to stitch around it. And then when I got to section 9, I decided to use it there. So section two will get unstitched and I'll use something else there. I'm loving how my colors are working together and I fell pretty confident about just reaching into my bag and pulling something out and stitching. I did have one miscount, but it was easily frogged and redone correctly. Not sure how I made that mistake in counting my outline, but I did. I'll be checking more carefully from now on, because the next mistake is apt to be harder to fix.  

1 comment:

Nicola said...

Your colours are looking so good, can't wait to see more