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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fish Under The Sea - Continued

Fish Under The Sea
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
Well this block has been challenging. When I started on it, I had no idea where I was going to with it. All I knew was that I had that beautiful pink Mother Of Pearl fish and I wanted to use it on this piece.

I did not think this out at all. I started by adding the fancy yarns (which by the way, are a pain to work with) and then I did the tatted do-dads to the left. Yes, they were supposed to be the cast-on stitch but despite Sharon's help and instructions, all I ended up with was a great big fat kanoodle! So I resorted again to my tatting needle which worked out well because I remembered that if you do just a single stitch, instead of the double stitch, you get those wonderful twisted strands. So I'm going to add a few more of those.

My husband was kind enough to drill holes in some of my little seashells for me so I added them and the dyed pearls.

I'm not done with this yet. I still have more little fishy charms to add and some other beads and sequins. Believe it or not, my husband doesn't care for crazyquilting too much but he really likes this piece. I guess it's going in the right direction!


June said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! Your work just makes me gasp.

Susan said...

I looked at the close-up and this is absolutely fabulous. Whatever you think is wrong with the tatting, it worked out beautifully from my perspective. No wonder your husband likes it!

patternnuts said...

Truly stunning! WOW! I am on a huge fish kick now, and you just happened to post a fish chart the other day- (THANK YOU! :] )
BEautiful work!!!!!!

Outi said...

One word: Beautiful!

Ok, all of your work is very beautiful, but this is really Wow!

Gosh, I'm speechless. :)

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