Beautiful colors – one of my favorite schemes, and reminds me of the Japanese Imari porcelains I started my needlepoint designing with so many years ago. I will apply the same colors to what I’m doing now with crazy quilt in needlepoint. As for “balance” – will have to think on that one. (According to my children, I am a bit UNbalanced.)
Love the photo of your threads, these are so lush and rich.
Balance – something I wish I could attain as I always seem to have too much to do and too little time for everything I am trying to do. I would say that I am in a constant state of movement if I stop I fall off or drop things, I have to keep moving from one thing to another so that I get something done on each thing, wether it’s housework, projects etc, and hope that i eventually fiish soemthing by it’s deadline.
I would say I am balancing very precariosly on a tightrope whilst juggling many different things and hoping I don’t drop anything or fall off.
hmmm juggling/tightrope/balance – think I have a design idea … off to work in my journal 😉
Judy’s idea, above, sounds wonderful!! My initial thought is to make something that will fit my blog http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com, because that’s really what the blog is about: finding the balance in my life with just enough time for all the things I find important. Not sure how that will come out visually or what medium I’ll use, but I’ll be thinking about it today.
Almost scary when I read the challenge and know immediately what I want to do with it. LOL This is a topic I give a lot of thought to, working at achieving that balance in my life. Now off to stitch, an area of my life that might be just a teensy bit out of balance. Do you think?
Balance – interesting concept for someone who has hearing problems. After all the sense of balance is based in the ears. Also the balance between doing things correctly and doing things in a new way. I will have a long hard think about that. The colours really appeal to me, very rich looking, not my usual colour palette so a real challenge. Grace
Your comment never appeared at my end of the system. All I can think of is that there was a database hic up on the servers at wordpress.
Sorry I have no control over it.
You are the only person who has sad they have had this problem so lets hope it is a temporary glitch and wont happen again
Being someone who works with symbols a lot in my work it’s got to be Yin and Yang for me.
Although I do hope I can have a different take on this. It’s about priorities. What do I make a priority in my life? Good question. It should be to organise, as my life has always been chaotic, but it isn’t, it should be to get enough sleep and exercise, but it isn’t. Well, how to portray this in a piece of work, possibly using a symbolic interpretation such as Yin and Yang, well now there’s a challenge for me. Not sure if I will pull this one off, but I’ll have a go. Good one Sharon, now you have me examining my life, not so sure that I want to, lol. Thanks for the challenge though. Cheers Tricia
I have posted my CQ block on my blog–I had a few problems making a block that I liked but after making 2 I like this one best….the colours haven’t photographed true but you will get the idea.
I just put up my July Tif. Make sure you enlarge the second and third images on the right so they show up square as intended to be seen. Typepad showed them as square on the preview.
I love the colors for the August Tif and the topic is very thought provoking. Terry
What wonderful colors and what a great theme! I hope I can make time to work on this one in the next couple of weeks. I haven’t been able to touch the challenges since May due to problems with (can you believe it?) balance in my life. I’ll babble more about that on my blog later this morning.
Thanks so much for another interesting topic and color combination. I’ve created a color shading chart for everyone again this month and look forward to this month’s challenge. The chart is on my blog – http://www.dianem.wordpress.com
Some actual stitching progress made. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see it. I didn’t remember counted cross stitch as being so hard! Must be the fact that my eyes are 20 years older than when I used to do it regularly. http://www.tyquilts.com/blog
I haven’t started the CQ purse yet in the colors, but found yet another of my favorites in color and subject matter – a canvas by Inge Wooley that she gave me. Iznik ceramics! I really need to find balance in my stitching time – much is work, and I forget to do it for enjoyment!
Sharon – I have blogged my August challenge. I wasn’t sure I would make it but have done so with a week to spare. I look forward to what you think up for September. This challenge has certainly ensured that I have done some embroidery each month – thankyou again.
I’ve blogged about my August TIF here http://bilsblog.blogspot.com . What I didn’t mention is that I used my studio journal (Blatant plug for Sharon’s excellent Joggles course)to explore different interpretations before coming up with this design. Nor did I say that I carried on playing with ideas and came up with a much more satisfactory design … another time perhaps. But at least I have a record that I can find again!
What a great topic. Sorry I’ve been awol for a few months. Now settled down in Brisbane so I’m going to make an effort to get back to the lastest TIF. Still got my April one to finish off!
I discovered your site from a member of my challenge group which is sadly disbanding/disbanded.
I would like to request that I be placed on the waiting list to join please.
Your site looks very interesting and helpful to my growth as an artist.
The August challenge has me thinking….I just completed my first two weeks of my new school year and next week will be the mother of the Groom! 😉
Talk about balance…… ;-)lol ….
Thanks for considering me.
LOL Teddi definitely needs this activity! August is finished (almost) and I have learned to watch for balance in different aspects of my life – in work, as well as in other areas. Even in laying out the design elements for a needlepoint crazy quilt!
I have finished my block for August–I have struggled a bit this month mainly because I have been sick for 2 weeks with the flu that seems to be sweeping Canberra.
Thanks again for the tip that you gave me about using a straw needle it has been great.
Last day of the month, didn’t make it to finish it entirely, but I posted a picture on my blog, because it’s nearly finished, my TIF August. I’ve seen lots of your finished TIFs and again they’re wonderful and inspiring. Thank you! Come and see mine, post your thoughts!
I finished on August 26th, but forgot to note it here for the other participants. There is a subsequent entry on the September challenge, so just scroll down to the second most recent entry to see August’s results.
Well, I finally posted my “Kinda” August TIF. I took up the challenge of balance and decided that I needed to balance my life as I was feeing overwhelmed and I was starting to put off doing the projects that I needed to do. I did not do any challenges in August and I made three gifts that I needed to get done. I’ve posted the results of what I did for my balance challenge. Take a look at my blog to see what I completed.
It’s terrible, I can’t get to finishing my TIF August. Look what a mess I made of it. Too ugly to look at. But I hope you will read my thoughts about my ugly TIF. Sharon should know what she did to me with this theme, hahaha. Luckyly I managed to finish september nicely, if I may say so… http://miekenoor.web-log.nl/mijn_weblog/2008/09/tif-august-not.html