25 May, 2011

The Adventure Continues

... the smocking adventure, that is. I'm moving forward from geometrics to "picture" smocking; that is, recognizable objects. Saturday was my first Picture Smocking class, two simple items were the objective: a heart and a duck. The duck contains a thread color change in the wing, that was a huge step! I happily showed my completed work to Mr. Goodneedle. He was proud of my accomplishment. He recognized the duck as exactly that, he thought the heart was a strawberry (always a good guess). OK, I suppose to be a successful picture smocker the objects need to be recognizable to those beyond the smocker herself.

Life is Good!

9 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Wow. I can see that's not easy! Good job and they're saa-cute!

Dresden Quilter said...

They are both so sweet. You did a fabulous job.

Janet O. said...

I have a friend who has done smocking for years, but I don't recall ever seeing her do pictures. Looks very tricky to me. Congrats!

Nane said...

M R Ducks
C M Wings?

Looks great

JCnNC said...

What an accomplished "smocker" you are. Beautiful work. Judy C

phyzz said...

Indeed, you ARE happy and talented in your needle work! You have a precious one for whom to do it... Let love be our motive.

LizA. said...

How cute! Looks like my old smocking books have definitely found the right home.

leigh anna said...

when will you learn to make pickles?

cityquilter said...

i never ventured into pictures per se, only patterns, so i'm impressed!