Summer..A Rabbit for all Seasons ..Finish

Yea!! Another finished embroidery! Albeit a more simpler one, it is nice to get it done.. I am pretty sure that I will make  pillows out of the four seasons…using some coordinating fabrics that will enhance the seasons.. Will be pretty cute in the end. Hopefully will take a day and finish these as well as the “sashiko” coasters around the same time… then will post the “absolutely” finished pieces in all their wonderful glory!

This “Summer” piece was interesting …as I needed to do some creative stitch manipulation because of the ears…The tracing was just weird in my opinion..so hopefully I made it look like “the bunny” (which is definitely a “she” now) has bows on her ears…subtle ones…The line tracing needed to be covered up. I also know now I will also have to work on practicing the “twisted chain stitch’ used for the swing ropes..took them out …put them in…took them out…put them in…etc. The consistency is just not there. Maybe my old eyes are starting to play tricks on me!   Orrr..I am just reading how to do the stitch incorrectly..I even watched some videos…It is a pretty stitch just need to understand the mechanics of it better…

The other interesting bit was the tree trunk with the big knothole in it. The knothole has two contrasting threads to give it a bit more realism. These were chosen because the color called for was just to light and it needed to blend more I thought. It is nice to be able to change colors up in stitching..even though I am one not to want to think to much. Show me the design and if the “colors” as well as the design speak to me I’m sold! This is where I need to start thinking outside the box. That is definitely coming up with another project that I mentioned in an earlier post…(hint: Nicola Jarvis design)

Here now is the “Summer” in all it’s glory! Whew!!! Simple and cute! Gotta love the pointy elbow!

6 thoughts on “Summer..A Rabbit for all Seasons ..Finish

  1. Catherine

    What a cute little bunny, and I love your idea of finishing them as pillows. You have me very intrigued about what is coming up with your Nicola Jarvis design. I love her work and can’t wait to see it!

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    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Catherine,
      Thanks, thankfully the pillows I make will be about 10 to 12 inches square..the designs themselves are about 7″x8″ . I think I am going to add a really cute border with some ruffles. I have a “huge” challenge with Nicola Jarvis’s design as it is actually just a beautiful but “simple” drawing she did for me. I am nervous but excited at the same time…plan on sharing my “process” when I get started and then you will also hear more of the backstory…Avis

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        1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

          Catherine,
          Gee…hopefully you can guide me a bit when I get started I definitely am flying unassisted here. I am swirling a couple of different ideas for it so we shall see..I will tell you I plan on doing some background fabric dying to give the piece some depth…should be interesting. One of the reasons I am moving this a little quicker is because out of the blue Nicola asked what I was doing with it just recently and I have had it for 2 years… ! Avis

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