Monday, February 7, 2011

WIP - Needlepoint Bluebird


This has turned out very challenging but lots and lots of fun - a good small project to learn on. I drew the design from a Charles Harper image I found online - since it is a personal project for a gift I'm hoping there will be no copywrite issues!

I learned that I really should use a graph paper that matches the scale of the fabric, because it was kind of hard to visualize how the bird would look small-ified. I'm going to have to take the yellow out - I don't care for it after all, and I don't think there will be enough for the whole background. But overall I'm very happy with the way it is turning out. I haven't done needlepoint in ages and never from a design I put together (with all due respect to Mr. Harper's estate). J has asked for one with an eagle for his birthday - will have to find a good design (and get some better graph paper!)

AND HERE IS HOW IT TURNED OUT!
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4 comments:

  1. Ok, the biologist in me is hyperventilating. When you introduced it January 24 you called it a bluebird. I'm sure Mr. Harper called it a bluebird; and the title of your post is....

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  2. hmm. I can only attribute this to a momentary lapse in typing ability. I do in fact know what a robin looks like, I think. That guy with Batman, right?

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  3. All done for Fix-It Friday!
    Miss you and your cuties.

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  4. Scarves Scarves
    Thank you for your hard work to collect and organize, to share with you a lot about the fashion thing, and this is very useful to me.

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