Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Weekend Update

I'm the type who likes to plan their weekend. With that in mind, I picked two projects and devoted my days to work on them. The first one was Alison Cole's Bearded Iris. I hadn't touched this piece since October and have been feeling terribly guilty about it. Not to mention I need the frame that piece is one right now.

I worked on it on and off last week trying to get those leaves done. I love couching, but the plunging and tying down is so tedious.

And there was a lot of it as you can see from the back of the piece. Most of my Saturday was spent plunging and tying down.

With the leaves finally done, I could go back to working on the iris. I started putting in the veins on the petals.

On Sunday, I devoted the day for Japanese Embroidery. I continued working on the iris leaves. I ended up unpicking the top leaf near the clover flowers and fixing it. It looks better now.

The leaves are almost done, just need to stitch the bottom portion. Before I can do that, I need to put in the outline on the wrapping paper. And before that happens, I need to stitch in the cord wrapped around it. So that will be my main focus this Sunday.


  1. Plunging and tyeing down is pretty tedious, isn't it - but worth it when it's done!

  2. I can definitely sympathise with plunging and tying back. I am still scarred from my koala...

  3. Oh, I´m having trouble commenting. Lovely work and I think all the boring plunging and tying back will be well worth it in the end.

  4. Great choice of projects! I'm very curious to see how the iris flower will look like when finished, the material looks very interesting.