Sunday, 19 February 2017

Mellerstain Parrots #5

Another 3 weeks have gone whizzing by so it's time for an update on my progress on Mellerstain Parrots by the Crewelwork Company.

Here is where I was last time.



I finished the berries at the top, and did the two leaves I'd missed under the parrots' tails.  Then I started working on the left hand parrot.  I was looking forward to using the lovely blues and reds on the birds... it hasn't happened yet!


Here's a closer look at the parrots and those two leaves.  As you can see, I never actually finished the right hand leaf - it's a good thing I take these photos or I wouldn't notice these things!



I'm stitching along as part of a SAL where we all work on our WIPs, you can go and see what the other participants have been up to here:


If you'd like to join in, please contact Avis




19 comments:

stitchingranny said...

wow this is stunning, and so neat. I have also done the "spot it in the photo" thing. One piece I stitched a while back, I was thrilled to finish and it was not until the finished pictures went onto my blog, I noticed that two lambs in the picture had no legs. Oops the happy dance had to stop until I corrected that lol.

sewingbesidethesea said...

I love those little acorns :-) This is going to be amazing when it's finished.

claire93 said...

those leaves are really beautiful Wendy, and it's lovely to see you've made a start on a Parrot.

Cindy said...

You are making great progress. Love this picture. I did crewel once and found it wasn't for me but I love seeing it done by others

Magpie Sue said...

I know what you mean about details you don't notice in 'real' life showing up in photographs. I've had the same experience. It can be helpful, but it can also be frustrating! Looking forward to seeing some feathers on those birds!

Kerryp77 said...

Looking great wendy. It's going to really come to life when you add the blue and red

Kate Chiconi said...

It's the sort of design where it's easy to miss something. So many different elements. We'll just have to hope for some bright parrot colours next time :-)

Fiona said...

beautiful work..... it's lookin wonderful...
Hugz

Christine Barnsley said...

Love this project Wendy and you are making great progress! Have a good week! Christine x

Rachel said...

Taking a photo is the embroiderer's equivalent of copy-editing, isn't it!

Oops-Lah said...

Whenever I see your crewel work I'm thinking I would love to try it too. But I have the feeling that I'm not patient enough for such delicate and intricate work. It looks fantastic!

D1-D2 said...

This is coming along really well.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks amazing! You're doing a lovely job :D

Renee said...

Beautiful!

rutigt said...

You are doing a great job with this embroidery!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You're making great progress! xx

Jane Galley said...

I'm so pleased to see this again, great to see the progress on it. Happy stitching

underatopazsky said...

Gorgeous shading on your leaves, both finished and unfinished!

margaret said...

this is coming along so well. Do you watch Phillipa on create and craft at all?