Thursday, July 16, 2009

The ghost bird arrived

In order to puzzle you, I left a part of the tablecloth in the picture, instead of cropping it. The organza idea is nice, but I don't have any; this is what I intended: Copy shamelessly from Jude and embroider the bird within the grid of the chequered fabric. I cut a paper stencil for the bird's shape and outlined it with a running stitch.
The story behind it: There is a sparrow hawk in our region which flies low between the trees. I saw him/her rob a young magpie. The exited parents followed with shrieks of horror. A few days later, the sparrow hawk came into our backyard, flying no higher than the roof rail. This bird has something weird!
I intended this quilt to be a nap quilt, but not, if it gives me nightmares. Well -- being creative means you surprise yourself sometimes.

8 comments:

jude said...

well you are surprising me with the energy that is bursting forth here. don't you just love the games that checkerboards play with your head?

Eva said...

i do

Deb G said...

That is going to work out very nicely I think....

Rayna said...

Birds give me nightmares - I am afraid of them and I hate them -- even small birds. Childhood trauma.

I did not get your e-mail. Try sending it to me at both addresses -raynagillman@verizon.net and my other one. Did you send it from my blog or from your own e-mail? I can't figure out why I sometimes don't get your mail.

neuwife said...

I love this - I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Thanks for posting this.

gema said...

Ohhhmmmm, I like this very much. You know I could send you a bit of silk organza. I have d.red, black and whitish/creme. Would be no problem at all.

ArtSparker said...

I like the glimpse we can see...Nice not to know exactly what is going on.

Eva said...

Gema, thank you, this is awfully nice, but I think this would not go with the style. I'm more the sturdy cloth type...