Monday, January 28, 2013

Needle Painting Iris

 Last year I was fortunate enough to take a needle painting class from Tanja Berlin who studied at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court.  I finished the pansy design which was our in-class project and I bought her Iris kit as well. 
 I am getting the hang of all these split stitches and hope to finish the main stem this week and then start on the bud.
 As I've posted before, we've been seeing a lot of the mule deer this winter.  We've had a lot of snow and it's been bitterly cold and they are hungry.  How could I not take a picture of this handsome buck Grant has dubbed Torn Ear as he stares at me through the window.
 The bucks certainly are a sight to see.
 We went for a walk on the ice in the afternoon and it was such a nice reprieve from the bitter cold we've been having.
Spotted these 3 bucks heading into the hills.  Probably looking for the ladies and the rest of the herd.


  1. You are lucky to participate in the class of T.Berlin. Will be a beautiful stitched picture.
    Thank you for sharing all those wonderful photos. We also have lots of snow now in Austria but no sun. I miss it so much, all is grey.

  2. THe flower looks lovely & great pics too, thanks for sharing!

  3. The flowers are looking so lovely..very pretty pictures xxx

  4. this looks like a beautiful project

  5. I envy you taking a class with Tanja Berlin. The Iris Kit is coming along beautifully.
    Love the shots of the bucks. Are you feeding the deer?
    We took a walk on the lake yesterday, too. It was a bit breezy and was my first walk since my fall. Lovely to get some fresh air and a little exercise. Nice clouds. Stay warm.

  6. This is going to be gorgeous, I already know! Can't wait to see it completed! You are amazing!

  7. your iris is coming along a treat Jenny.

    Love the expression on the buck`s face as he watches you.

  8. Your iris is going to be gorgeous ! Can't wait to see it finish !
    Love your pictures !
    Have a great day !

  9. What a gorgeous project, I love iris blooms - I'm looking forward to seeing the colors you use! Those bucks are amazing - they have such beautiful faces. Great pictures!

  10. Beautiful as is that handsome visitor looking in your window:)

  11. Hey girlie, getting caught up on my blog reading. Your iris is off to a beautiful start.

  12. So many beautiful things to see here...the mule deer, your mama stitching, that little birdie. I'm enjoying my visit...Your iris is, indeed, off to a beautiful start!

  13. I have enjoyed rambling through your blog - great shots of the all animals and birds.

    Oh yes, your work is wonderful! : ))


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