La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

domenica 13 aprile 2014

Building a castle.

Stich by stitch, the castle is growing. In the original mirror from Metropolitan Museum it was located on the right side corner but in my version,  I have moved it in the middle of the design under the sun and clouds,  because I didn't like too much the lady that was in that position in the model. So I just have to copy from the old one..."just"...well is not so easy specially for the colour matching. But I think is coming out nicely.
The original castle from Metropolitan
The wall is made in corded detached buttonhole worked separately then couched on the ground with a little stuffing. 
The green ground is made in brick stitch over a 35ct linen then cut and applied, again with only a thin layer of felt under.
The wall of the building is also made like the pink wall in corded detached buttonhole stitched in different shades of brown with a bit more of padding to add dimensionality.
As you can see I'm working together different parts to better understand the colour placement and for not loosing the the "sense" of the whole thing. So only the rabbit on its ground is really finished. 
There's still a lot to do....and the little dog on the right also has a ground to stand on ! It's made like in the original, a multicoloured Trellis stitch that I have learned on Sue Tortoise wonderful Blog:
thanks Sue for your lovely post !

In the daylight.
The whole looking.
Until next time !