Sunday, January 27, 2013

Suze's Landscape

My friend Suze's landscape has been nesting at my house for waaaayyyy! too long. Well after lots of very slow progress I finally got it finished amid trying to get my Christmas gifts crocheted, ferrying kids around, two trips over the holidays, family time and work.

All in all I really love the way this is looking. I made several additions. First I decided that there needed to be more trees so I used Suze's photo and added trees lining the road. I used a lazy daisey stitch to make them. Then I decided to put something in that georgous blue pot in the foreground. After some research on Italian gardens I decided on red geraniums. I used pearl cotton in two colors to give a bit more contrast. They were made using a French knot. I made the leaves out of silk ribbon and did the stems in DMC cotton using a stem stitch. I decided the background needed more so I made some rows on the left in a green DMC that were similar to the ones made on the right in the fields in an earlier round. The piece then rested for some time while I was trying to decide what else it needed. I finally realized the trees I had made had trunks in the photo so I added those. It was a small thing, but I really like how they really came more to life.

Here are the photos of the piece with my additions. I sure hope that Suze likes what I did. First the whole piece with my additions. This time the photo is upright.

 Here are the flowers in the pot.
 Here is the left side with the row of trees I added and the green lines along the field suggesting some sort of crop.
 I am looking forward to seeing how Suze finishes this off. Everyone that worked on it did some beautiful things with it.


Linda P. said...

Beautiful job Ami. Suze is going to love it. So glad to hear you're doing better, have changed jobs, and are jumping back in to the creative process. I've missed you a lot.

Hilda said...

Hey Ami,
Nice to see you--on your blog again! The LQNM (Longarm Quilters of NM) meeting is Saturday Feb. 2nd at Quilts from the Heart if you are so inclined.

I'm sure you're happy to find your way back to quilting and your longarm.