Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fall Madonna


It feels a little funny to work on this fall themed piece when we're having unseasonably hot weather in in California, but over the weekend I added this embroidery to the Madonna. You'll notice that the two sunflowers on top are darker than the one on the bottom. I have gel pens and I'll use them. Actually, I'm trying to see if I can use up the silk ribbon I have and not buy more, but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get some more ribbon for this piece. I don't mind buying it, but I have to order it on line, since none of the stores around here carry it.

I need a couple of more orange roses for this piece, and when she's appliqued to the background, I'll fill in with beads. I'm very proud of my corn, but the ones on the bottom need fatter kernels.

Next, I'll work on a fabric collage on a very special background. That will probably wait until after I shake this flu. Yes, I have the flu. Again.

11 comments:

Kay said...

This is lovely. The embroidered flowers echo the colors of the robe beautifully.
Bummer about the flu; I hope you recover more quickly this time.

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful peice!

sophie said...

How miserable to have the flu when the weather is so warm. I hope you feel better soon. I love the embroidery, especially the corn and the sunflowers and the roses . . . OK, all of it. I can tell already, this is going to be another great piece.

Serena said...

I feel your pain with the sickness. Hopefully it passes quickly. But a big ol wow on the madonna. Just beautiful!

Debra said...

Very fall-like! She's coming along handsomely.

Plays with Needles said...

I just love your madonnas. Makes me want to stitch one one day...in the meantime, I'll just love yours...

Magpie Sue said...

This is already looking spectacular. Can't wait to see the background she's going to be on!

Sure hope you can get over the flu once and for all - very soon.

Judy S. said...

Your fall madonna is going to be wonderful, Barbara. I love the colors, the corn, just everything! Tell those student of yours to stop sharing their germs! Get well soon!

dee said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling sick again. Hope it's short-lived.
The Madonna is coming along beautfully. I especially like the corn. It's such a sweet detail. Lovely colors

Granny Fran said...

She is gorgeous already, look forward on seeing her develop. Hope your are feeling much better.

Finn said...

So sorry to hear about the flu, do be careful with the swine flu wandering around Mexico and other countries.
The Fall Madonna is lovely, what a great job you are doing. Definitely, invest in more silk ribbon!! Hugs, Finn
P.S. I did the picture snitching today. Had to email them to myself, but I got them *VBS* Probably for tomorrow, have errands today.