Ocean Vacation

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. I went on vacation last weekend to California to visit some friends from college and grad school, and I’ve taken this whole week to recuperate from my vacation! As such, I haven’t touch any of my needlepoint projects (boo) but I did get some reading done on the plane — finished Seed to Harvest by Octavia Butler (AWESOME), read Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss (big disappointment…loved Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, but I would not recommend this book), and I’m halfway through The Gd of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (so far so good).

^^ WARNING ^^ Those links are to Wikipedia and may contain spoilers!!!!

I’ll dig back into my reserve of completed pieces so I don’t leave you without some sort of stitching for too long.

fish

This was one of my earlier pieces. It’s all continental stitch, but I probably took liberties with the colors…

When finishing the piece, the framer added some sort of fancy backing so that some of the fish puff out from the frame. It’s a VERY cool effect!

fish sideways

The following piece is from my grandmother’s collection. Although I can’t be sure, I bet these two pieces were done by the same artist and my grandmother’s piece represents the colors selected by the artist. This one is currently on display in my aunt’s house

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