Thursday, July 10, 2014

Over the Hills

She is finished - I think...


A few flowers in her hair..


...bows on her shoes...

 
...and a scarf around her shoulders.

I was really not sure about that. 
The dress was flowing and did it really need more colour - more needle lace??


 Rows and rows of detached blanket stitch with a neat tiny picot edge...
Perhaps I was wasting my time?


Holding it in place with pins - then a few stitches. I will be easy to take out if I don't like it...


...luckily I do. 
Yes she is definitely finished.

Have a lovely Friday,
Anna x 

26 comments:

  1. She is so joyous, so exquisite. What a wonderful artist you are.

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  2. Amazing. I just love it. The scarf was well worth the effort. Absolutely beautiful work.

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  3. Oh she is wonderful! She's 'walkin' on sunshine'.

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    1. 'Walking on sunshine' - that is so lovely. Thanks Janet

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  4. You are very talented; she is beautiful. I have never seen this kind of work before. Have a good weekend x

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  5. The scarf gives her such a care free elegance. She is stunning

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  6. Amazing! Such a feeling of joy. Beautiful work!

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  7. She is stunning! congratulations on a fabulous finish

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  8. oh yes, I like the addition of the scarf. What a wonderful piece, in particular her hands are just amazing!

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  9. Carefree and full of joy - if you were feeling down, she would lift your spirits high! Wonderful.

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  10. Wonderful, simply wonderful!

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  11. Just found your blog, and your work is amazing!

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  12. I love your work and am teaching myself to do a bit of the raised embroidery... With the scarves, it looks like you did the on something else (the shiny surface?) and then moved it over... Do you have a post where you explain that process more in depth?

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  13. Gorgeous!
    We should have flowers in our hair : )

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  14. Stunning work as usual and the colours are glorious!

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  15. She is just stunning, well done.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  16. This piece is so inspiring, makes you smile when you look at it....lovely!

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  17. I adore this - she floats on air, filled with joie de vivre! Please teach it in a class...

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  18. It's so beautiful! I love it :-)
    xx

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  19. She is absolutely gorgeous, Anna.

    I'd love to see you teach this; I'd totally sign up for the class.

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  20. This is an amazing piece of art. Love the red shoes it makes me smile too and the scarf was well worth the effort just finishes it off.

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  21. Dear Anna, that is an amazing piece!! She is so fresh and sweet, the attention to colour and detail is outstanding. Love the texture of the hills and fresh air blowing! Well done, she is beautiful!

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  22. Love your stump work fresh air girl. Your descriptions of making her hair are fascinating. Recently I've gone through all your blog posts and really enjoyed them.
    I too love embroidery (haven't yet tried stump work). I make a lot of monograms for weddings and at the moment am leading a village project to make and embroidered altar frontal for our church - I would love it if you would have a look at my blog http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk. with best wishes for more happy sewing, Mary Addison

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  23. what an amazing piece of work. It's just so beautiful!

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  24. Absolutely LOVE her...breathtaking...charming...
    And YOU are sooooo inspiring!

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  25. She is so darling, with the bright colors and the flowing curly locks! I love it!

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Your comments are really special to me! - Thank you so much for taking the time and please bear with the word verification. Anna