Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Puetchan Cemetery

I am working on my Scotland Quilted series again and have started my Puetchan Cemetery piece. It is waiting for borders and then some detailed stitching and quilting. Puetchan is such a distinctive structure on the main road to Campbeltown! The tower ediface is part of the McAlister plot. McAlisters are the Lairds in the area, seated in Glen Barr Abbey. I wanted this piece to be misty and not too clear, kind of a Mists of Time look. Still working on that!--The project so far....
I shall post the original photo when I have downsized it so it is not so enormous. A number of my husband's relatives are buried here so it is a very meaningful spot to us!
Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, three blackfaced sheepses! 
                                                     One of the photos I am working from.

9 comments:

  1. Carolynn, fantastic!!! I love this. Also the original photo is a treat for me. I lived in Scotland alltogther 3 months. What is it about the "sheepses"? And -- you added two more.
    Well done up to now!

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  2. A very nice piece. What are the dimensions?

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  3. what a wonderful piece - you are doing a great job of depicting the photo.

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  4. Yes, Sir, yes sir, I do believe you are getting a good likeness! Not baaaaad! ;^)

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  5. Looking good...love the sheep:)

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  6. Fantastic likeness of the original! Looks like the sheep were procreating between then and now!

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  7. This is not easy to do but you've done a great job! I'm wondering about the dimensions too. Judging from the safety pins, might it be 18" x 12"?

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  8. Wow, that looks great! I'm curious to see what you will do to make it look misty.

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  9. a little grey shimmery tule might do the trick for your mist! Lovely. :)

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