embroidery stops here…for now

I catch a plane in a few hours, so this is my last post for a couple days—until I get to my parents place and get my new bearings.

To the fans of this embroidery (so funny, who’d have thought?) I am so sorry to leave you hanging! I wish I could take it with me, but it’s bloody three meters long! LOL. So all work on this Deerfield ‘Rogue’ embroidery goes on hold until I get back to Australia in early April.

Here’s are details of the latest bits I’ve done:

And here is (most) of the whole, as it looks so far, and will look until my return…(though I have just learned how to do reversible trellis stitch from the internet, and I am tempted to whip my needle out and try and work this new stitch for as long as is imprudent, before I absolutely HAVE to tear myself away, row ashore like a madwoman, and hie me to the airport!)

I am suffering withdrawal symptoms already. Right, first thing when I get to Manila isn’t currency exchange…it’s the nearest needleworking shop, for needles, a hoop, some floss. *gets hungry, steely look in her eye*

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7 thoughts on “embroidery stops here…for now

  1. Love, love love!
    I hope you find a market and/or collectors of your work. It is really beautifully done and designed. I am particularly drooling over the orange/pink bits couched with red!
    I think a personal Bayeux Tapestry might be in my future….
    Did you ever see the person who illustrated stories with embroidery, photographed them and then published them as picture books?…
    Happy travels.

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  2. I thought I was good at embroidery, but am overwhelmed at the beauty of your work. Congratulations to you. It must take many hours to make such a sizable piece.

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  3. Thanks for including a shot of most of the needlework you’ve done thus far. It’s just lovely!! Beautiful colors; beautiful stitches.

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    1. It is hubris, and I will probably regret it, and cut it up when I get back to Darwin! Now I’m thinking hmm, half-meter lengths are good enough…I can share the love more, and they would be easier to sell, and though I love my work, I need to earn my keep,too. When I am King, I will make my own persona Bayeux tapestry, but only when I am King.

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