Tuesday, 28 May 2013

For the Moment

I am finished the peony for now! I HAD thought I was finished earlier today and put everything away for the impending Invasion from the SOUTH, and then I sat looking at it - and certain little bits BUGGED me - so I HAD to change them . SO- everything came back upstairs and I have just had a cut and paste session and am happier now . I want to tone the stamens down a LOT later, but I am happy with the shapes and can easily do that after our family has returned to the Southland. Anyway, here is where I am now. I have finished the carpels and am pretty pleased with the outcome. Stitching all of this will make a huge difference but I am not near the stitching stage just yet.

The greens in this quilt are MUCH yellow-ier than they appear here . Not sure why the camera is not picking that up but it is not. It is rainy and gloomy today so hard to get good light . Anyway, you get the rough idea.
I plan to post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com and to go there and see what is posted this week. Not sure how much I will post for the next couple of weeks- maybe some travel and garden and family pictures. We shall see . Prepare to be amazed ;-)

It is rainy and drippy, JUST what the Dr ordered for the garden. It sounds like a few hot days. Hope my massive peony crop holds off for a couple of weeks! It looks VERY green and lush out there today. Red squirrels, chipmunks and many many sorts of birds including our hummingbirds , seem not to even notice the wet. They are frolicking madly out there. We are cleaning and sorting madly in here. Cheerio for now!

14 comments:

  1. It looks great so far. Love the composition.

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  2. I like the greens and the flower centre is impressive. Have a lovely visit and we shall continue to be amazed! :^) Rainy here and looks like its settling in for the rest of the week. Weeding is halted!

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  3. Just a thought. Have you read Mary Oliver's poem, "Peonies"?

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  4. we are always amazed - your work in incredible - I can almost reach out and touch this gorgeous flower. Enjoy your visit!

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  5. It's stunning. I really admire the way you produce these picture quilts from the very first steps. They're always wonderful.

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  6. This is so very pretty. great process

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  7. I am already amazed by the details in this piece. It is a stunning piece. I'm wondering about its size. Did you mention it already?

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  8. I enjoy popping in to see what you are up to! :) Nice flower, will be an awesome quilt!

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  9. It is gorgeous! The detail in the petals is incredible.

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  10. Beautifully done, Caroline! Simply lovely!

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  11. And I am trying out the possibility to comment - and wonder: It is working. Your peonie looks like a wonderful summer dress. Wir arrived finally. Weather cool, just now sunny. We are in our favorite cafe, waiting for friends to come to exchange news which accumulated during one year. German ladies with Croatian slaves as DH says.

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  12. It looks wonderful right now, will be breathtaking once finished!

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