Heart #37 - Day of the Triffids

Heart #37 is complete. I love it. This one is going to stay with me. I do have a previous one that I decided to keep, so maybe I will swap that one now. I love the way this has turned out.
The paisley are from the designs that Sharon offered a week or so ago. Over at The Stitching Post Blog, one of the members had inverted the 'flower' which I thought looked very effective...so I have done that here with the big one.

Linda at Chloes Place, left a comment on Sharons blog about seeing the progress of a piece. This reminded me that I really love to see a piece develop, then see all the pics in a row , from the blank block to the finished piece. I am going to try to remember to photo as I go. Especially with this heart, it would have been interesting, for me, to look back and see at what point I added what, and where.

I will post pics of the paisley to the EM group, so for closeups, go see there. Very simple motifs these ones, I wanted the colour to do the talking. The outline is stem stitch, with the inside being chain stitch done in a verigated thread.
There are some really fantastic motifs being posted to the group, so if you have a block with a space to fill, go and have a browse, you are sure to find something you like.

I visited Pat Winters Etsy shop yesterday, and just HAD TO HAVE her selection of 100+ , yes,100+ printed images. I am very excited, I was just talking to Mum yesterday about using her fabric softner, and printer to give this a go...oh and freezer paper, and lets be honest, probably her fabric too!!! , to do some images. I don't think I will ever need worry about images again in my life...all for the princely sum of $6.50 US (about $11 NZ). I recently spent $10 on trade me for 7 images (sold as imperfect). Pat said that the quality is not 100% and she would not use them in her work, but they looked pretty good to me, and probably no worse than what I would achieve with my first few tries. Pat very generously offered to send me some, but I am more than happy to support (all $6.50!) such a fantastic artist...so thanks Pat, you rock.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this. It is so beautiful. I have no website or blog. I just wanted to tell you how utterly lovely this is.

Valerie L

Iris said...

Hello Jo, I saw the pics of these paisley's on the em site and fell in love. They are just gorgeous!!! No wonder you want to keep this heart!

Susan said...

Ooh! Aaaah! I don't blame you for keeping this one!

katiejayinpa said...

This heart is unbelievable. The embroidery and creativity are just fantastic! I love this!

ktj

Lin Moon said...

Your paisley flowers are so beautiful! And I just love the freeform embroidery at the base of the heart. Very unique and special.

Debbie R. said...

This heart is so lovelyl! I can see why you want to keep it. I believe I joined the flickr group you mentioned on my blog, but not sure if I uploaded the picture correctly. Flickr does say I am a member of the group now, so maybe I did it correctly. :-)

Ribbonwiz said...

I would have to keep this one too.
I saw them prints too...so it was you who got them...lucky girl!
Nice to see someone I know of get them...