This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Monday, March 21, 2011

Doing the Happy Dance !! Japanese Koi finished!!

After yet another four hour stint stitching, the Stumpwork Japanese Koi are finished.  They are not perfect but I've had enough of them, I want to move on with other seams and pieces for the Hearts and Hands for Sendai block. I have managed to shut up that whinging, whining Mrs Perfect who lives inside of me and wants everything to be just so.  Well, I have a message for her, the Koi are going to stay just the way they are because I want to get on with pond plants, Bamboo, Fans and everything else Japanese.  I set myself a challenge to do the Koi but I had no idea just how long Stumpwork takes.........ages!!!! Not to worry, I can move on now.

14 comments:

Pollydo2003 said...

Great needlelace Viv, you did a great job.

Arlene
Townsville, Australia

Laurie said...

Amazing Viv!! I don't know how it's done, but it's perfectly stunning!!!!

Shari said...

Beautiful. You have done a wonderful job on the Koi. Shari In Colorado

Bear said...

Viv
look absolutely Gorjus - what a huge difference - they are BEWDIFUL!! yes they are and well worth the time and effort you put into them.. Tell Mrs Perfect she done real good!LOL
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Ati. said...

They are truly beautiful!

crazyQstitcher said...

Fabulous Koi Viv. I know there will be many compliments, well deserved, about the fish.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

You give Ms Perfect a kick in the butt for me, cause these koi are drop dead gorgeous and she is crazy if she doesn't know that! I love them Viv and think you did an incredible job!
Hugs,
Kerry

BCD67 said...

Beautiful work! I can't wait to see the finished block.
Beryl

Cathy K said...

Ah, perfection takes time! The koi are truly amazing, Viv. You’ve done a beautiful job and I can’t wait to see the rest of the block develop! Hugs, Cathy

Diane said...

Great job on the koi. Your needlelace is excellent.

Rose Anne B said...

WOW they look like they'll just swim right off that block - enough of being enclosed!!! LOVELY!!!

Momma Bear said...

lovely fishies! well worth the time It took to make them!
you go toss mrs. perfect back in the closet! she's nothing but a pain!
BTW I hear mine banging on the door as we speak she's quite put out that I wont let her nag!)

crafty cat corner said...

Worth every minute of your time, they are fab. I know what you mean about moving on, I have a short span of attention sometimes. I like to work quickly once I know what I am going to do. My present block is sitting looking at me and I am at a stand still with it, I am waiting for the next idea to pop up and then I will carry on.
Briony
x

Connie said...

Great job on the Koi! Love them.