Friday, March 30, 2012

Almost Finished

Front & Back
A lot of people asked me if I was using some kind of stabilizer
so I wanted to show you the back. I didn't use one simply out of ignorance.
I had no idea such a thing existed!
If I had known I would have probably used a water soluble type
since I have super sensitive skin and can't wear anything scratchy.
I hope to finish it this weekend.
Just need to stitch the birdie and a couple of little petals.

***Only four more sleeps before Margie & Arounna arrive! :-)

37 Lovely Comments:

Blogger dutch sisters said...

It's so beautiful!!

3/30/2012 11:08 AM  
Blogger Sabine said...


3/30/2012 11:20 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

Oh I love it :)

3/30/2012 11:35 AM  
Blogger Jo Murray said...

Clever you.... this is beautifully done.

3/30/2012 11:42 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

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3/30/2012 11:55 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Dear Geninne
Surfing on Internet in the Wacom site my eyes saw a picture made from your wonderful elephant in the contest they made. I don’t know if you see it but I just want to tell you...I think some people use the work of other unscrupulous but in a contest it is a shame.
Marie Leblanc, Laval, Québec, Canada
P.S. You work so hard and make so wonderful work to be steal

3/30/2012 11:57 AM  
Anonymous passifleur said...

You must unstitch your embroidery and start again, like penelope when she waited Ulysse, like that the time goes more quick before your friend arrive.have a good time and bravo for your elephant

3/30/2012 12:04 PM  
Blogger Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Oh my. Your work without a stabilizer is amazing. And it's so funny because as soon as I took one look I wondered what was behind it. Very inspiring. Now I must dig out my tees..

3/30/2012 12:09 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

Once Margie and Arounna arrive, if you ever start to feel like it's a little crowded, it's because we are ALL trying to imagine ourselves there with you. I hope you have a wonderful visit together. I know you will. xo

3/30/2012 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

¡Parece algo mágico, un sueño, realmente bello!
Un beso, Helena.

3/30/2012 12:24 PM  
Blogger Anja Rieger said...

So beautiful!
And such a neat backside. Wonderful!

3/30/2012 12:45 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

soooo beautiful.....what did you use for the soft colors within the stitches? Will those colors be permanent? I am excited about your Algeria fabric line as well. The colors are truly amazing.

3/30/2012 1:03 PM  
Blogger Ester Durães said...

so amazingly beautiful, you're incredible!

3/30/2012 2:14 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

can't wait!
ooh the back is just as beautiful

3/30/2012 3:02 PM  
Blogger The Aquarians said...

I love seeing the backs of peoples embroidery, the little thread tufts make them so unique.

3/30/2012 3:08 PM  
Blogger mandarinux said...

Delicate...and cute!


3/30/2012 4:50 PM  
Blogger jennyfortinberry said...

This is sooooo awesome. You are such a talented artist!

3/30/2012 7:16 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

wow, i think its beautifful too. i showed this image to my little sister, and she said "the ellephant of life" i think it fits, the elephant is just like life, and it is so beautull.

3/30/2012 8:59 PM  
Blogger Posie Patchwork said...

Oh TinaJo sent me here, this is such a lovely colourful blog, love your stitching!! Love Posie

3/31/2012 12:34 AM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Looks beautiful as always! :-)

3/31/2012 12:46 AM  
Blogger Amrita said...

Beautiful pattern and neat, skillful embroidery I am truely impressed :)

3/31/2012 1:39 AM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...


3/31/2012 5:59 AM  
Blogger erastos said...

You know I love this elephant;
but I love your honesty too!

3/31/2012 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Mirjam said...

You might try a cotton stabiliser, nice and soft for the skin.

3/31/2012 7:53 AM  
Blogger heartsease54 said...

I just love this, it turned out so gorgeous. And your handwork is stupendous.

3/31/2012 9:54 AM  
Blogger heartsease54 said...

Also can't wait for your fabric to be released! You will tell us a few places it will be available, won't you?

3/31/2012 9:56 AM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

The Elephant is beautiful, such a wonderful mix of images and colours. I'm looking forward to your friends arriving too, hope we get to see what you get up to, it's sure to be a brilliant creative mix!! :)

3/31/2012 1:12 PM  
Blogger ALITA: said...

Una hermosura como todo lo que haces

4/01/2012 5:19 AM  
OpenID booksphotographsandartwork said...

Such beautiful stitchery! I used to do a little a very long time ago. No patience for it now.

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4/01/2012 11:47 PM  
Blogger Lumos Design said...

looks gorgeous for sure!

4/02/2012 2:00 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Allison said...

this sweet little elephante is by FAR my favorite piece of yours...whether on paper or this fantastic stichery. so magical. :)

might you be hosting any future workshops at your casa? i would love to be added to a mailing list if you have one?

~ jennifer

4/02/2012 10:29 AM  
Anonymous leah of sang the bird said...

this is so so beautiful!

4/10/2012 4:40 PM  
Blogger Anna Duffy said...

I absolutely ADORE your elephant!

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