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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Embroidered BedLinen- New block

The beginning of the spring season seems to have had its effect on me.... my floral blocks are becoming more and more colorful. Want proof? Here it is...

The actual work is much brighter than the pic - blame the dullness on the evening sun. Here in India, the festivals marking the beginning of the spring have been/are being celebrated in different parts. Spring is known as Basant in Hindi. Basant Panchami was celebrated a few days back. There are kite flying festivals being organized and generally the mood is of celebration.

By the way, did you identify the stitches? - Couching and Bullions for flowers, Fishbone stitch and Pistil stitch for leaves,with a little bit of blanket stitch and french knots thrown in for tadka ;)
[ Tadka : Its a hindi word and means the process of adding flavour to a dish i.e tempering]

When I started couching, I didnot expect the result to be so good.Probably since the expectations were low,the outcome turned out be much better. This is what happens in real life too, right? Disappointments are greater when there's too much of expectation.What do you think?

Iam moving on to the next block. May be I'll use the spring colors again :)

Enjoy,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

10 comments:

Heather said...

Deepa, these two flowers are just beautiful, I absolutely love your colours... my my, you are moving along quickly! Hugs.

méri said...

This is wonderful! I do like those couching for flowers and those pistil stitch for leaves, they look like maidenhairs - love them!
Congratulaions.
Can i dare to give a suggestion for next block? Try to make another bullions for flowers not so compact in order the bullions could be seen better :)

Miss 376 said...

The couched flowers are my favourite, they've turned out really well. Lovely way to bring spring nearer

Ninu said...

deepa,realy loved those couched flowers.. so neat..

Anusuya said...

WOW Deepa, the block is soooo beautiful. love the couched flower. they are perfect..

And i totally agree with you...keeping expectations low, makes the results seem even better...

Love,
Anu

Sumy Sunil said...

I loved the couched flowers..excellent color combination...bullion flowers too, i loved it....you have quite an imaginative and creative brain..keep going...

Anonymous said...

Hi, your embroidery is beautiful, I like the way you use a large variety of stitches. Also color selection is bright , the way flowers should be. I have embroidered for many years and can see when some one else enjoys this wonderful art. Keep on with your designs, they are a joy to look at and I find them inspiring. Cheers from silverneedle in Australia.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

beautiful work!

Glass Beads said...

Love all the flowers in the block. couching has come out so beautiful.

keep going........

anitha

Pratima Kapoor said...

Beautiful flowers. Really liked couched flowers and of course your desi tadka is really good. Fallen in love with your flowers.