Monday, July 30, 2012

Be still my heart.....

Oh, I am in love. I know it is wrong to stray. So wrong to turn my affections elsewhere. So sinful to allow temptations to turn my head. I have admired from afar for so long all the while I have felt I wasn't worthy of such fineness. But I have only so much willpower. I know I am not the first to have such feelings of disloyalty and I won't be that last. And then it happens.  A friend guides you into the unknown, luring you, using a gentle thoughtful teaching hand, I am after all only human.....

Oh my, Blackwork! A new love. If you haven't tried it, please do.

This month at guild Pat gave us a lesson. Most of the gals have done this before but I never attempted. I never thought I had the talent to do it. I thought the structure of it would not be to my liking since I live to do compensation stitches it seems. Pat was insightful and thorough in her explanation of making a trail and plotting it out and leaving a way back. It really appeals to my sense of order. I am having fun plotting the 'trails'. Although I may be a fan of compensating, this appeals to my mathematics side and my sense of organization.







This is my start of the 15 sided biscornu (free Internet pattern). Almost 3 done and 12 to go. I can do one in just over an hour so I should have no problem meeting the October deadline.  I am sure my speed with pick up as I get more confident with my stitch path.  Lucky for me, Pat is one of my Thursday stitching pals so if I get in trouble and run amuck, Pat can reign me in!

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

It looks pretty cute. I've done blackwork on samplers....there's a sense of accomplishment in plotting the route out successfully but I admit I don't really enjoy doing it...also it's hard for me to bury my threads.I can't imagine doing a large piece in blackwork but I admire those who do!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you like Blackwork! Now you know why I say "oh, I had fun stitching this!". And I have a "few" patterns I'd be happy to lend you.

Pat L

Mindi said...

I've always stayed away from blackwork since I really don't enjoy backstitching on a project. Maybe I should give it a try. I have to admit I'm more enthralled about your 15-sided biscornu!

Catherine said...

Looking forward to seeing this all finished!