Yes, you must be eagle eyed to see the progress on this landscape but for lack of anything else to show you, here it is anyway...I'll be reverse stitching the embroidery at the base of the cabin because they don't show up enough against the dark background. The embroidery is not quite finished but hopefully I'll get it done today. Then I just have to add the snowdrift in the foreground and it will be complete.
And....I'm really enjoying watching this amazing amaryllis blossom. It always amazes me how huge the flowers are.
- If you have a fan of Minecraft in your family, perhaps making one of THESE would be the perfect thing. Two of our grandies are fans, as well as #2 son so I'll be bookmarking this! She also has Harry Potter and Pokemon available.
- Have a look at THESE amazing creations!
- THIS might be fun to try (never let it be said that this is not a full-service blog!!).
- And just to prove that weird things sometimes catch my eye, how about THIS?
That quotation is so true. We're living through some of it.ReplyDelete
I checked out the paper "making" links, yay, clean, no intrusive ads! However they're about paper recycling, not making. Also fun to do, and the instructions are excellent. But we paper makers, who really make paper from original raw materials, would like truth in labeling! That said, they are nice sites and would be fun with kids, too.
Did you check the link for the paper made from celery? That one intrigues me and I was thinking of you when I posted it.Delete
I love all your little shrubby sections you've embroidered...nice work...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Needs more work yet, but getting there!Delete
I did, and would never waste food like that. Celery, even past its best, is precious food, could be a soup. End of sermon!ReplyDelete
I wouldn't either but it caught my eye as being interesting if nothing else. Soup, yes!!!Delete
Sherry of createology: Hello MA. Todays quote sounds like our WA DC political people. I like your embroidery and think you should leave the one by the dark so people will be drawn in to see it. Those sculptured vessels are amazing. I have made paper from junk mail before but not from celery and it looks so pretty in soft green. Be warm and safe from the Artic Cold Blast.ReplyDelete
The quote reminds me of a LOT of our politicians these days.Delete
I'm heading off now to play with a fix for the embroidery area - it's too dark in real life.
The embroidery that you have completed really sets the landscape off.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jackie! I've frogged the offending embroidery and re-done it and am now much happier.Delete
Amaryllis blooms really are spectacular. I always think it's a shame that they don't last longer.... at least ours don't. I experimented with using the spent flowers to make an "ink". It was somewhat successful in that I could see the color when put on the paper, but I don't know what the longevity of it would be in a finished product. Does that put me in the weird category? Ha, ha, I don't mind if it does. I even have used dryer lint on my card creations before. Next time I get new towels I'll try the paper route. Thanks for the ideas!ReplyDelete
You're right - amaryllis don't last long but they sure are amazing when they're in bloom. Wish I could manage to get them to re-bloom but usually the bulb rots (probably because it's too warm in our apartment). Never thought of trying to make ink from the flowers - hmmm....wonder if pounding would work??Delete
Oh amaryllis are so much fun. We've grown them several years in the classroom. They grew so fast that students kept data of measuring their height each day. During the last days of my Dad, I bought one for Dad to tend from his recliner. He had not heard of these and thought he was the best gardener for having it miraculously grow so quickly and tall. Yes, if you figure out how to reuse the bulbs, please let me know. I've tried every trick I can think of.ReplyDelete
Lint paper. New concept for me.
I love amaryllis flowers and I agree that are so much fun to watch as they grow. They leap upwards at an amazing rate and then have such amazing flowers that seem to manage to stay upright on what seems like a not-so-sturdy stem.Delete
I love how you've stitched on the border too!ReplyDelete
Your amaryllis is blooming beautifully.
Some landscapes seem to like stitching on the border, others not so much.Delete
The amaryllis is already starting to fade, so much show for such a short time!
Your sweet embroidered plants are my favorite parts of your landscapes, I think. Your amaryllis is beautiful!ReplyDelete
It takes a lot of hours to do the embroidery but I enjoy it and I do think it adds something to the landscapes....thank you!Delete