4/23/2012

Hummer done and a little break.....

The hummer is done and the piece is being blocked while I take a little break from it. I revise what I said last post because you can see all the richness of the fancy fabrics when it is photographed.
I like seeing the patches behind the crazy "patchy" pattern of the leaves..

  The beads were 15s and that plus all the couching has given me eye fatigue... a good time to work outside and on my Morris block before I do the final finish work on this one..

 I am happy with this piece so far as it is always a pleasant surprise when what I envision and what emerges are in sync.... and it is definitely GOLD!!!!

Spring  has finally arrived in Spokane and I had my first hummingbird at a feeder yesterday..  A family of noisy raccoons  were at the pond at 5AM and woke the dogs...who went  into a barking frenzy defending the farm.  Not my favorite way to start the day... Molly had her turn making friends with a porcupine yesterday... Not too friendly though as luckily she got only a very few quills.

12 comments:

Lorraine said...

Fantastic! I can't imagine the hours that went into this, no doubt with sore fingers and all. A well deserved break!

Suztats said...

It's gorgeous! I'll bet it's a fabulous shimmer in sunlight.

Maureen said...

Love it!!

Wendy said...

Just stunning Gerry! I absolutely love how you designed the hummer, he is just beautiful! The whole block is just lovely and I cannot wait to see the finish up of this block. You deserve a rest!

Susan Elliott said...

WOW!!!! That's my immediate reaction when your post opened up in my reader! WOWWWW!!!

It looks great GErry and your vision and your stitching were both perfection. Lovely!

P.S. Are the quills usable? Candace Kling taught us to sculpt using a porcupine quill so I have one in my work box just for that purpose. Just a thought...*smile*

Arlene White said...

Gerry, it has been wonderful to watch this block and your goldwork grow. I am so glad that we are doing this RR finally.

Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

Marilyn said...

Isn't is amazing how the little things just make the piece grand. The hummer's beak and eye do it for me. It just brings the whole thing to life. I can certainly see why you might need an eye break. And you pond looks like a lovely place to take it.

Marilyn said...

Isn't is amazing how the little things just make the piece grand. The hummer's beak and eye do it for me. It just brings the whole thing to life. I can certainly see why you might need an eye break. And you pond looks like a lovely place to take it.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Gerry = I have been reading back through the posts about the progression of this block. Is it really mine??? You have done such an outstanding stitching on this! Thank you so very much - I love it!!!!

Cathy K said...

It turned out beautifully, Gerry!!

Cathy said...

Stunning!

I don't think I've ever used 15s beads. How do you ever thread the needle? I can barely get it done for 10s.

Anonymous said...

Gerry-This block is AMAZING! The hummingbird and the beads you used are such a perfect counterpoint to all the gold. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us in your blog. Amy in LA Love the spring pix, grew up in Tacoma, ended up in LA

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