Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sumptious Surface with Sharon Boggin

This has been a great learning experience Sharon. I hope you can see the picture good. I may need to try to take the pic again and see if I can get a better shot. I chose to do the pulled double back stitch on the flag. I done the pulled cretan stitch around the soldier. I used perle #8 for the soldier and the rifle was done in silk thread, two strands. The praying hands were done in #5 and #12 perle. Now I think I have a mental block, (g) what high texture stitches to do. Any suggestions? The part of the flag where the stars go will be filled with spacers with beads on top. I will probably fill in any gaps with french knots. I have read lesson 4 and can't wait to get to that point. I was going to put this on the backburner and try something more simpler but we had very sad news on July 15th. As you know my son will be going back to Iraq soon, one of his buddies had voluntered to go back with the 142nd and was killed by his hummer hitting an IED. He died on my son's birthday. He took it pretty hard. So I am determined to finish this piece in memory of Sgt. Massey and the many men and women who are defending our freedom.


Susan said...

I can't help you with the next stitches and things to do, but I do like what you are doing. How sad about your son's friend. I know this war has fewer casualties than other wars we've been involved in, but each one seems so awful. I think we are more aware of them, and know sooner. Maybe that's part of the pain.

Julie said...

This is beautiful and a worthy memorial!

Maybe you could use Portuguese Stem Stitch or Barbed Chain Stitch in a heavy thread for some of your texture?

Julie Orange Rug Yarn Musings

Thelma said...

Yes, and it makes you so much more aware when you have loved ones involved in it. Thank you Susan for comment. I know you sent me two messages, I don't know what happened with the other one. I got to look for it. I thought I published both messages.

Thelma said...

Thank you so much Julie. I looked at the Portugese stitch and I think that stitch will be perfect for the flag. When I saw it on Sharon's stitch dictionary I thought wow, perfect for the flag. I will use two different shades. Since I am using black, white and greys it will be a white and a grey maybe. Again thanks so much! Oh BTW I love what you are doing with your teacups. Your stitching is beautiful!

Candi said...

Thelma, it's looking beautiful and is oh so inspiring. You're so very gifted and this is such an emotional subject.

NormaH said...

Thelma, I love what you are doing in this class. It is a precious tribute to all our men and women in harm's way.