Friday, 18 July 2014

A holiday and back to front and violet

Stitching and blogging have been eclipsed recently for me by family and holidays and other pleasures and I doubt it will change much till the middle of September. Still that means lots to look forward to ... and it's a good life!

Meanwhile then, as my contribution to the latest Roy G Biv rainbow challenge, I'm posting a different take on some recent stitch work and a small holiday offering . 

First of all, comes that stitching. I often think that the back of work is as interesting as the front. For me, it's something about the record of the journey, its evolution, the start and the finish and all the effort and thought in between. 

This back view, fortunately for now, has violet (or purple, its more intense cousin) along with the black and the white. You may remember that I posted a photo of the front here.
Then, there is a quite different offering coming from all that holidaying, a photo of Quimperlé in western France taken recently with my daughter and her lovely family and with lucky hints of violet in the flower planting.


I'm not sure when I'll next post ... it's not easy in Scotland, my next port of call ... but I'll be looking out for pink, ready for the August challenge!

10 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time in Scotland !
    I, too, like the back of work ... especially if the thread used is dark ... looks like an ink sketch.

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    1. Like the thought of an ink sketch in thread ... now there's a thought ...

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to Roy. I loved seeing the back of your piece and your thoughts about "the journey". Have continued fun with your family!-Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie ... these times are very precious, aren't they?

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  3. Thank you for taking time away from your holidays to join in searching for Roy! Off to Scotland next? Enjoy!!!

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    1. Crossing fingers that the current great weather continues. Scotland in warm sunshine is like paradise - not many people and all those beautiful hills!

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  4. I agree with you about the importance/interest found in the back of a piece (especially where stitches are concerned). I really like the back of the one you've shown here - a composition in its own right.
    I actually think I see - from a "graphic" point of view - some similarities between the two photos you've posted this month...the "horizontal" elements of the bridge & the "verticals" in the river : )
    Happy travels!

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  5. I always think the back of stitching is intriguing, too. The lines that show the journey of the thread, like a map. Looks like you are having a wonderful trip - enjoy!

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