In the meantime I unearthed two other UFOs (unfinished objects) - one of them is a Japanese embroidery class sample I had started early last year. I have stitched many class samples so that my students have a 'real' life sample available to study during class in adjunct to all the materials they have. The other is a cute little stumpwork/mixed media project by a EGA/ANG teacher, Lynn Payette. She has an amazing talent for putting together various techniques and I was intrigued by this little piece. I was so enthusiastic about learning the techniques that I had most of this done in about four days - and then, after learning about how certain things were accomplished this little project ended up being sidelined and other things took up my attention. I took out both these projects this time - the Japanese embroidery as one of my bimonthly 'trials' to see if I could even stretch my arm across the frame ever since this frozen shoulder issue started and the "Little Quail" just because I am biting time with finishing things from the UFO drawers.
Well, I can finally stretch my arm out enough and control my needle enough to do Japanese embroidery again!!! Albeit for short periods of time BUT I'll take it!!!! In time I know I will be able to do more ...
So here are the two projects :
|... where I left off years ago....|
|... where I left off early last year....|
|Chrysanthemum and leaves completed - 2 days, short periods of stitching BUT still a small triumph!|