I have finished a new piece using another Sublime Stitching artist series pattern. This time an amazing Michael Sieben design.
I also used another textile that I found at the thrift store. I love the crochet work on this one. The delicacy of it is a great juxtaposition of the embroidery itself--heavy stitches and color.
I've pretty pleased with my fill stitches though I still seem to have a bit of a problem with tension causing the fabric to pull. I don't know if that will just happen or if it's something I can prevent.
I tried to give some depth with colors in the hair. I like doing hair with split stitch becuase it gives texture. You can check out Michael Sieben's artwork here. I really like his work, it's very colorful and expressive. At first it seems quite simplistic, but it's heavy in content. Here's a few I like.
**In other news: Jenny Hart featured me on the Sublime Stitching blog! Color me excited! I am a big fan of Jenny's embroidery--check it out here! Also, the amazing Connie asked me to put this cross stitch on about.com's cross stitch page--pretty cool. She's doing a great job with the cross stitch page and has tons of free patterns if you want to give cross stitch a try--she's a great resource. I'm starting a couple new stitches and working on my painting--trying to stay busy. The weather is getting warm and everything's in bloom! We are heading to Florida in a couple weeks and I'm really looking forward to the down time. Til next time!