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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

holding my breath


I think its finished 
but its always hard to tell.
It been quite a slow and painful experience but i think it might be there.
I exhibit with a local art group and this year there has been much discussion about raising the game, moving the group on, the professionalism of the group.
I made it through the selection process but our first exhibition is quite an important one (to us)
I wanted to move my work, to push myself.
I have always used other  peoples words but this time I had things I wanted to write
about motherhood.
I had a small baby dress I wanted to use within the piece, patched in but still looking like a dress
It's been quite a long and painful process but last night it suddenly looked finished. 
I pinned it in a frame to look at today
Yes it was right... 
apart from the mucky fingerprints....
so 
this is where it is now
in the washing machine

I have completed many embroideries and inherited al sorts of pieces and many have been put through the washing machine.
on a gentle wash
My memory says that I have never had an embroidery whose thread has run.
hmm...never say never...
so I am holding my breath
I don't want this one to be the first.

Is it possible to drink wine while holding your breath?


Thanks for you lovely birthday wishes. I was spoilt on the day but the best is yet to come.

3 comments:

Iz said...

Fingers crossed for you that it survives the wash!

two hippos said...

Its so beautiful, as another who uses the machine for almost everything - I'm sure it came out beautifully clean and will be stunning framed!

Angie: said...

Just lovely! WHEN is the show??? Don't forget to let me know! Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh so to speak! xx