Friday, October 30, 2015

Projects & plans for 2015 : New start - new goals

These past months I have made good progress on the Hardanger tablecloth.  I cannot post things here since this will be my EGA Master Craftsman submission; I hope to submit it in Spring 2016.  I am enjoying the MC programs again ever since I made the decision to not impose deadlines on my submission times - it freed me up to enjoy the process again especially in these stressful times.

On my birthday, I decided to start working on a sampler that has intrigued me for a long time.  At the same time for years I wondered if I had the skills necessary to do this sampler justice.  Well, it is time to find out... this will be one of the samplers that will occupy my time in the upcoming months.  I will also add one sampler from my WIP (works in progress) pile to the mix for a bit of variety should the need arise.
My primary goal, however, now that I am feeling better and am free of the shoulder issues, is to devote the majority of my time back to silk embroidery again.  The MasterCraftsman submissions will be another priority and the third area of my attention will be to add other types of needlework (samplers, researching techniques, WIP etc.) into this mix.  Looking forward to resuming my 'old' ways again after such a long spell...

So, without further ado, here is the sampler started on my birthday earlier this month :

Frances Cheyney (1664) - a kit by The Essamplaire
Thank you, Margriet Hogue for allowing me to show my progress here on my blog.  Please respect copyright - we rely on designers to allow us to reproduce such lovely works.

These past months I have made good progress on the Hardanger tablecloth.  I cannot post things here since this will be my EGA Master Craftsman submission; I hope to submit it in Spring 2016.  I am enjoying the MC programs again ever since I made the decision to not impose deadlines on my submission times - it freed me up to enjoy the process again especially in these stressful times.   On my birthday, I decided to start working on a sampler that has intrigued me for a long time.  At the same time for years I wondered if I had the skills necessary to do this sampler justice.  Well, it is time to find out... this will be one of the samplers that will occupy my time in the upcoming months.  I will also add one sampler from my WIP (works in progress) pile to the mix for a bit of variety should the need arise.  My primary goal, however, now that I am feeling better and am free of the shoulder issues, is to devote the majority of my time back to silk embroidery again.  The MasterCraftsman submissions will be another priority and the third area of my attention will be to add other types of needlework (samplers, researching techniques, WIP etc.) into this mix.  Looking forward to resuming my 'old' ways again after such a long spell...   So, without further ado, here is the sampler started on my birthday earlier this month :   Frances Cheyney (1664) - a kit by The Essamplaire

These past months I have made good progress on the Hardanger tablecloth.  I cannot post things here since this will be my EGA Master Craftsman submission; I hope to submit it in Spring 2016.  I am enjoying the MC programs again ever since I made the decision to not impose deadlines on my submission times - it freed me up to enjoy the process again especially in these stressful times.   On my birthday, I decided to start working on a sampler that has intrigued me for a long time.  At the same time for years I wondered if I had the skills necessary to do this sampler justice.  Well, it is time to find out... this will be one of the samplers that will occupy my time in the upcoming months.  I will also add one sampler from my WIP (works in progress) pile to the mix for a bit of variety should the need arise.  My primary goal, however, now that I am feeling better and am free of the shoulder issues, is to devote the majority of my time back to silk embroidery again.  The MasterCraftsman submissions will be another priority and the third area of my attention will be to add other types of needlework (samplers, researching techniques, WIP etc.) into this mix.  Looking forward to resuming my 'old' ways again after such a long spell...   So, without further ado, here is the sampler started on my birthday earlier this month :   Frances Cheyney (1664) - a kit by The Essamplaire




4 comments:

D1-D2 said...

This looks very similar to the sampler I'm working on right now. Except I decided to inject a little color into mine. I'm going to have to look this one up.

Anonymous said...

I am glad your shoulder is feeling much better. I look forward to sharing your progress on the Frances Cheyney (1664)sampler. I am about to go and purchase the chart for myself from The Essamplaire. I probably won't start it right now because I am currently stitching Ann Scutt and Mary Hurst. Thank you for sharing. I understand completely about copyright and the hours and hours of work that go into creating a reproduction sampler. It is wonderful that we are given an opportunity to stitch samplers from hundresds of years ago. I look forward to seeing your silk embroidery again. Good luck with your MasterCraftsman submission. You are amazing to stitch such a large Hardanger tablecloth. Best wishes from Dianne

Maxine D said...

Oh Napur I am so glad to hear that the shoulder issues are finally resolved and you are back to stitching as you love to. The smapler looks amazing, and I look forward to the final reveal of the hardanger cloth
Blessings
Maxine

~mj~ said...

This is spectacular Nupur...I have always wanted to stitch this one but am intimidated by it. Yours is coming along so quickly!! Just beautiful!!