Thursday, August 20, 2009

Terra Rosa: Started working on storage jar

It seems to me like ages ago since I have worked on this project. It is called Terra Rosa and is an Elsa M. Parrish design.
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I have added the photo that came with the instructions so that you can have an idea of what it is supposed to look like when finished.
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Some of you may have noticed some differences between mine and the one in the photograph. It is because the drawn canvas I have received with the instructions and the threads has been drawn a bit differently on mine so I am playing with it to give it as close a shape as I possibly can to the one that is shown in the photograph unless I prefer the changes made, but I am limited to some extent with what I can do with it by the pen/pencil lines already there, so I am walking a very thin line here with this project :-)
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I suppose it must be rather difficult for someone to draw such design on canvas and I am not sure that I would want to tackle it myself, so I can easily understand that little errors can crop here and there, so I am very vigilant with my stitching, double checking, triple checking and making sure that I understand the whole thing before putting any stitches in new sections.
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I am also jumping from one section to the next whenever I arrive to a section that I feel needs to be done before the section I am working on. Overall though I do love that design a lot. Is it because I am crazy about native American culture? Yes, that is a big part of it, but I do love how Elsa replicated the lovely motifs on the different vases. This project is a slow go for me, but so well worth the time spent on it.
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You will see much more of this project in the days and weeks to come. Some of you may have also noticed that I am slowly returning to needlepoint pieces. I just need to do a bit of this and a bit of that indorder to make myself happy and not just work on a single technique. Each morning I look at my projects and decide which style of embroidery I feel like working on that day. I may work on the same project for several days and then move on to something else or just switch projects every morning. I go with what makes me happy that day.
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Pierrette =^..^=

6 comments:

Terry said...

I remember how much you loved this design when you first got it and they are such a pretty colour combination and I am sure that you will find a special place to display it maybe along with any Native American designs that you have.

I am sure that you will enjoy working on this as it has been some time since you last worked on it

Anne Stradal said...

Hooray! Terra Rosa is back! Now this is something I'll really look forward to watching!

stitchlady said...

Is Terra Rosa still available?? I LOVE it am looking forward to following your progress.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Terry,

You do remember me telling you how much I loved that piece.

I am glad that I am have finally decided to work on it again :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Anne,

I know that you and I both love native American pieces.

Will try to finish this project as soon as I can and still do a bit of rotation.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hello "Stitch Lady",

I have just gone back on the site where I purchased that piece a long time ago and Elsa is not selling her pieces there anymore.

You may want to make a google search to see if you can find it somewhere.

Sorry, I can't be more help to you with this project.

Pierrette =^..^=