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 26 aprile 2015

Building a castle...still.

Four months are gone since my last post, everyday life doesn't let me have all the free time I would like to have for embroidery so I made a promise to myself that I would not post  untill the castle was finished, this to push me to do as much as possible but I realized that going ahead so slow, people will probably forget this Blog :)
So the castle is not finished, the left tower is not completed, the roof is waiting for tiles and some final touches are still to be made but here it goes ! And I can say I'm pretty happy with the result.
The ground under it maybe was the most difficult part, the colour arrangement of the drizzle stitch and keeping a sense of continuity in the whole thing is something that needs a good attention. It's easy to focus on the element one is working on and "forgetting" what's near or under it so the risk of loosing that sense of "going all together" is always around the corner specially if one doesn't stitch everyday or has long pauses in between.
I'm determinate to complete it soon this space ! and let me know your thinkings too !

It also has mica windows !

And the pear tree is growing too.

All the embroidery was made upsidedown, so here you can see my stitching view  ...not the best but I can't reach the
top from the correct side as the frame is too big...longer arms pleeaseee !