9/20/2012

"Little Thief" finished.....

Remember this piece designed by Wm Morris entitled "Strawberry Thief?"  It was my inspiration piece requested by Maire in the Fool's Gold RR.... It has many vines and leaf shapes as well as the berries and bird...  My objective was to translate it to gold work...


After much doodling and sketching I came up with this drawing...  I was heading toward a "thicket" all-over design with everything in shades of gold except the strawberries. And here is the finished piece.  I finally did get to use  the glass leaf beads from my stash.  I made them even more gold  with one of my favorite products..."Rub n Buff".  It's off to Maire now...   I'm officially done with gold now and on to other things.  What a lovely adventure it has been.....ten blocks in all.




I have to share this autumn clematis rambling up the back of the wood shed and growing into a flowering hawthorne.  Its seed heads are spectacular right now and occasionally it skips into an Oregon grape hedge and there the twain shall meet.

The flowers on this variety of clematis are insubstantial but the seed heads are the best!!!!  Don't you love it...  The dogs and I walked in the woods this morning and fall was in the air....






5 comments:

Susan Elliott said...

Oh wow! Are those white puff balls seed heads of the clematis? It's just gorgeous next to the hawthorne. Such variety of life!

Your thief block turned out beautifully Ger. I like the curly tendrils and the strawberry in his beak...and his eyeball (of all things!)

Congratulations on TEN goldwork blocks. It would be great to see a celebration post with them all laid out for us. I wonder too which was your favorite? least favorite? and all the other stuff you learned along the way...way to go. xo Susan

Cathy K said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! A true masterpiece. Maire is about the luckiest girl on the planet about now!! I am honored just to have seen and touched it in person.

Marilyn said...

Another wonderful block. The bird's wing is what really catches my eye, and the vines. I do love curves. I envy you your Oregon Grape. When I lived in Greenwood I used to make jelly from the grapes, and a tincture to use for colds from the roots. They don't grow here. And the seed heads do look lovely beside them. The last few days here have been "perfect" fall days. Of course, I've been inside canning most of the time but this should be my last day. I'm doing green tomato sweet pickles and dilled green tomato pickles. DH had a doctor's appointment yesterday so I did get to leave off canning and go for a drive.

Renee said...

It is such a treat to watch your work. Thank you for sharing your plans and tutorials. This block is absolutely lovely! And the seed pods on the clematis are fabulous too. -Renee

Marjolein said...

Beautiful work! Love those curly leaves!

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