Monday, 14 July 2014
American Lighthouses.... I love them!
Like a guardian Angel the lighthouse stands,
Sending out hope in the night.
Like a faithful friend reaching out a hand,
bringing comfort, truth and light.
With my stitching I can be in all sorts of seasons. Middle of the summer I can be stitching for Christmas to catch a deadline for publication or like last week I was stitching for the Autumn/Fall....
This week I am back to summer time..... and I am in the middle of a lighthouse/sea sampler. I simply adore the shapes of the American lighthouses, I have to say.
When we were in America last year and the time before that I was lucky enough to walk around some, they are breath taking and so well maintained. We met a gentleman there in New England that was from New York and he was on a lighthouse tour, just him and his wife and they were telling us about where they had been and where they were off to.
So having sketched a couple of them I was able to design my sampler with relative ease with regards to shape.
I think on this type of sampler you could use some watercolour, as I was talking about in yesterdays blog. I am not sure if I will or will not just yet as I am still in the early stages of my design and cutting out fabrics, but I have not discounted it yet either.....
I need to get this under way as the next project takes me to Valentines!! yes in my world the calender is slightly topsy turvy ... but I love it!
This is painted by Donald Boncela
a stunning lighthouse scene.