Sunday, July 15, 2007


I was stitching away and kept getting more and more uncomfortable with my pool. Can you see what I did wrong? I was building the walls of the pool instead of describing the flat surface of the water. I was trying to show how the pool goes from shallow to deep but this was not the way to do it! So, FROG! (I believe that is what Tally called the process of ripping out). Try, try again! I never did like that saying but there is no way I can leave it like this.


CC said...

I left you some answers on my blog about art swaps & book thongs! I love your piece...but what is FROG? I think it's F... Rip Out G? Gives me the giggles! :) LMK! It will be interesting to see how you do end up showing the different depths!
With aloha, CC

vivage said...

LOL, I liked the sides like that. But I suppose it would have looked like it needed some water to fill the pool up!

I can't wait to see more!

p.s. to CC: Rip-it is what a FROG says! At least that's how I've always understood it. :-) I say it often enough!

Sue in western WA said...

Well, it could be a very shallow pool!

What I like about working with needle and thread is that you can nearly always take out what you've done without permanent damage to the piece. There's a certain zen in reverse sewing... (can you tell I've done my fair share of it?)

BTW, I've tagged you for a meme on my blog:

Bejeweled said...

I kind of like the depth effect - just need to tip your duck sideways LOL!

Jacqui said...

Have just looked through your blog briefly and you seem to be such a sunny person, you make me smile. The little duck really made me smile, please don't rip that out. I loved your June page and I am really looking forward to seeing the new page completed.

a2susan said...

Hi, freebird. I just saw that you tagged me, I'll have to do that later! As for your pool, if you haven't already done the rippit stitch, if you think about it, you usually see the sides of a pool even with the water in it. So I would just keep it as so and simply bead water over the insides, maybe using a clearish color bead. Just a thought. We once lived in a house with a pool and one of the things I liked best was looking at the mosaic pattern of the wall with the water lapping up around it.