Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Cherry Bomb!

Just a quick progress report on my Sake Box -- Phase IX for Japanese Embroidery.

I've completed all those goldwork cherry blossoms and curlicues on the main round box.  Phew!


According to my Toggl timer, the goldwork on the lid only took me 31 hours. 

One of the reasons it may have taken so long was all the corners that have to be turned in each petal...


That plus sinking all the gold threads of those curlicues.  I'm so glad to have that section finished.  

I'm very fond of cherry blossoms and these versions in gold are the bomb!


After I finished the cherry bombs blossoms, I transferred the design for the honeysuckle vine on the ladle.  Yes, that rectangular shape is actually a sake ladle; the orange is the interior and the black is the outside.  It might all come clearer when I finish stitching the ladle's other components.  Then again, maybe not.

Today I'll begin couching the gold vine on top of the foundation...


I am hoping that the lack of corners in this goldwork will make it all flow more quickly.  

Thanks for stopping by to check on me.  Now I'm back to work.

Happy Day everyone.

18 comments:

deb* said...

stunning work!

D1-D2 said...

So beautiful. I love all the gold curls on the box

Elaine said...

So beautiful! I always grossly underestimate how long Goldwork will take, but it is so pretty.

Cath said...

It's looking fantastic. Well worth the effort.

Eriendis Deschain said...

It's sooooooo lovely!

Sonja said...

Would you be able to give a demo on how you turn gold work corners? Mine are never sharp enough :( Yours are lovely

Karen said...

Wow! This is absolutely spectacular. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Allison Aller said...

Exquisite work!!! You should be proud.
When you need to get up and moving to take a break, put this on....
;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF0gsbQKhD8

Mary Ann said...

Yeah Susan! That was some job from the looks of it...wow.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Once again another exquisite, inspiring piece of work.

Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

Rachel said...

It looks gorgeous, but oh my, what a task all those ends must have been!

There's a word for what's needed to do that - Perseverance!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I am sitting here stunned...at the amount of work and BEAUTY!

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denise said...

oops. tech issues, comment wasn't supposed to delete...

Beautiful work as always. For me, with this photos, it's a lesson on how this is done, without actually being taught. The patience you have is incredible for such intricate work. Looking forward to seeing the next update.

Suztats said...

This is so beautiful, Susan! I'm drooling......

Createology said...

I believe your tracking of time it takes will add to the provenance of this amazingly beautiful piece of art you are stitching. This is a true labor of love.

H Gotts said...

Lovely work! I thought about tracking my stitching time but figure that will be too discouraging - but its admirable that you did that!

Judy S. said...

Beautiful work, Susan!

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