Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches 41 - 45

We have learned 45 stitches so far here at Sunday Stitch School. Today's homework shows the last five stitches in a Sunbonnet Sue sampler.

Like many little girls Sue dreamed of becoming a ballerina. For many years she practiced hard at the barré, did her pliés, forced her feet into toe shoes, stood en pointe, pirouetted and leapt across the stage in a grand jeté.
(Check out the lingo here).

At 15, Sue the prima ballerina, retired, behind an armful of flowers. Time to move on to other interests!




22 comments:

Rachel said...

She's turned out beautifully - an a very ingenious use of stitches!

Isabelle said...

Oh !!!! Carin your embroidery is very pretty and elegant !!! I like it very much !!
Wishing you a lovely afternoon,
Isa

Pamela said...

Very pretty and great story!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you.
This Sue was fun to make, but the small flowers - not the thorns!! were hard on my fingers.

Queeniepatch said...

Ha, ha! I thought you would like a ballerina!
Thank you for your kind comment.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks.
I am beginning to know Sue a lot better.
I wonder what she will tell me about herself next time, some time in January?

Linda Calverley said...

That is a lovely bunch of flowers.

Janie said...

Sue is shaped beautifully and the flowers are gorgeous.
An acclaimed ballerina I'm sure.
Nice work, Queenie.

carorose said...

That Sue has lots of personality and so many interests! She deserves those flowers.

Queeniepatch said...

Very long stemmed flowers, aren't they?

Queeniepatch said...

Sue is not as sinewy as some other ballerinas, but she has certainly worked off all her puppy fat.

Queeniepatch said...

Many more interests and more of her faceted personality will show in time!

crazyQstitcher said...

Prima Donna Extraordonaire. So elegant in her beautiful tutu.
What a wonderful way to use your stitches. I agree the flowers were deserved.

Annet said...

Wow, this is very pretty! I wonder what Sue is going to do next, I'll just have to wait and see.

FlashinScissors said...

Another wonderful picture, Queenie!
I love the way you’ve used all those stitches!
Great story!
Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

I think the Moss Stitch worked well for the tulle tutu edge.

Queeniepatch said...

It depends of if I think up an image for Sue or the five stitches first. Some stitches are difficult to use and will determine what Sue is doing!

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks.
The Thorn Stitch became a very narrow outline, the Moss Stitch the edge of the tulle skirt, but the flowers were obvious!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

very pretty Sue! the stitches are working very well on her. I love this piece. The crayon on skirt is a great idea.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Queenie, had to come back to visit again! Fascinating how you have used these stitches in your homework, and made them look so different! The crayon looks good, and made me think Sue’s legs had been crayoned pink, although now I can see they aren’t!
I keep thinking the moss stitches are spiders! Tee hee!

Queeniepatch said...

The legs, and arms, ARE crayoned in with pale pink, VERY pale pink.
Yes, the Moss Stitch can indeed look like a spider, but can also be stretched like here and look spiky. I thought it was good for the stiff, sharp but airy edge of the tulle tutu.

Queeniepatch said...

Crayons come to the rescue when you don't want to appliqué fabric!