After finishing up my Dog Potholders, I stitched around the body of my heron with blue embroidery floss using a back stitch. I like how the blue line appears different depending on the fabric it’s next to.
Next, I’ll work on that line where the old quilt backing and the blue sky/water fabric come together. (where the red basting stitch is in the photo below) I’m still not sure how I’ll sew that down. I don’t have any idea yet, but I know it will come to me.
6 thoughts on “Back Stitching My Heron”
To me, this is your most beautiful work so far. It’s on another level. I hope you end up making some postcards and/or small prints of this.
Thanks Sandy. And yes, I will be making both prints and postcards of it. Thanks for asking.
Blue Heron is such a beautiful piece Maria! I am finally getting your blog again. I’ve missed you.
Oh so glad to have you back Terri. And I’m assuming the new subscription program is working.
Maria, the blue Heron says to me ‘I cannot believe it’ whatever she is seeing. Somehow I am relating to her pullback stance. It seems being placed in whatever time we are, the unbelievable is the only emotion recognized. This seems to be my response in everything I encounter in this century closing decade and I am not certain why. The question uppermost hanging in the air for the heron and me is do they not listen to what they say?
I find her extremely beautiful and elegant. She takes my heart. Thank you for her creation. Veronica
Thank you Veronica. I hadn’t thougth of the Heron in that way, but I see what you mean. I do like a questioning Heron.