Second Quarter Challenge finished …..I think.

I think I have finished stitching my second quarter challenge. I showed it to you at the beginning of the challenge when I had just started the stitching it, here:

Since then I have finished stitching all the trees. I tried several stitches I saw on line at this great site.  I also made up a couple.

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I also added some topography to my mountains and foreground to give it more texture and depth. I couched down the multicoloured yarn using a variegated embroidery yarn. The other yarn I stitched through the back so the stiches are not seen except at the end where I didn’t want them to fray.

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I took and angled shot so you could see how the yarns stick up.

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This is the over all picture.  I am happy with it and enjoyed doing the different stitches. I am not sure if I should do something to the clouds. What do you think. What would you suggest?

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20 Responses to Second Quarter Challenge finished …..I think.

  1. I would leave the clouds just as they are. Their light fluffiness is a great contrast to the strong, solid tree shapes below.

  2. Lyn says:

    I agree – hands off the clouds! They’re perfect as they are.

    A lovely piece Ann – your stitching brings the trees to life – and it’s perfect for the second quarter challenge.

  3. zedster66 says:

    Same here, I like the clouds as they are! That must have taken you ages, Ann, and it looks really good 🙂

  4. Vicky luffman says:

    I love the variety of stitches you chose for the trees. Such a serene and lovely piece to meditate on. I have a perfect spot in my home for it 🙂

  5. vtgrandview says:

    Oh I love this. Just last night I was doing some embroidery on a mini mural I felted. I would add just a few tiny glass beads to the clouds. I think the sparkle would be a wonderful contrast.

  6. I might add just a suggestion of a 3rd cloud peaking out behind a mountain. know how there are usually clouds around mountain tops…it also adds that special three of something that is so artistically pleasing! The piece is so wonderful. ..very rich textually. ..yum!

    • Thanks Cheri, I don’t think I could add another one in at this stage. I was hoping the 3 big trees would do it but maybe more would be good.

  7. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Great textures and interest with all the different pieces and stitches. I’d leave the clouds alone, too. It’s a lovely piece.

  8. Love! Like a choir of trees within its own world!

  9. beautiful felted picture,I like the embroidery!

  10. ruthlane says:

    Looks good Ann. Did you tell us how big it was? I think it has enough for a small piece so it doesn’t feel overwhelmed by details. The variety of embroidery adds really fun details. Did you enjoy learning new stitches?

    • Thanks Ruth. It’s about 9 inches by 12 inches Ruth. So not very big really. Yes I enjoyed the new stitches. that sight i posted is very good.

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