Field Mouse Part 8

Darn..if I’ve been “overthinking” the “fur” on my mouse…! I have stitched and ripped and stitched and ripped! Soooo…I left it alone for a number of days. I have done this before but it seems when I leave a project alone for a few days I go back and am able to see it with a fresher perspective. Whilst I was waiting I decided to set up my embroidery “machine” to do some really neat “standing lace”. I will share about that later on.  Soooo…back to the mouse….I worked a bit more on the body and decided to just let the thread flow and as with other projects I have done it probably will come out nice…we shall see. I have to admit even though this is not the first animal I have done…it is one of the largest…so a challenge. I use a magnifying glass so the stitching looks “large”!  Then when I look at the project away from the magnifying glass things seem to blend together better. “Thank goodness”  to stare at a closeup is not normal for the average person.  Being critical of ones work is fine but trying to be objective about it is good too. So hold the project away from yourself  and you might just jump for joy at how beautiful it really looks!

Below is another part of the body… next I will be working on the rest of the wheat ear under the head…so then I can move on to the the arm and the rest of the body. Getting close..if I really focus maybe this project will get done in a few weeks..!

  

4 thoughts on “Field Mouse Part 8

  1. Catherine

    I admit, I’m getting excited about seeing the finished product! I completely agree with you on stitching with magnification. It makes a huge difference when stitching small pieces, as you say, they don’t look small once magnified! But I also admit I’m never 100% satisfied with my stitching under the magnifier – there is always something. But, the naked eye is much more forgiving, and let’s face it, that’s how our pieces will be viewed on the whole!

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    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Catherine,
      Was going to work on it today…just got interested in other stuff.
      I am so glad to have magnification! I meant to share with you that I am also very far behind on the Trevelyon Cap course..it is a such a big project..I want to finish my field mouse…I had been wanting to do it for years and finally took the plunge…it is a very cute and soothing piece.

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      1. Catherine

        I am so glad I’m not the only one behind on the Cap Course! This mouse is gorgeous, I can see why you would want to dive in and complete him! I also haven’t done any stitching today – ‘life’ just happens sometimes!

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