Friday, June 08, 2007


I have had several very rude comments after I sent an email to a list saying I had 'a man half finished on a piece of cloth upstairs' and bemoaning the fact that I needed fabric to finish him.

Well, I decided to clean up my stash since I couldn't work without that particular shade of high value purple. In the process, tucked between dark greens I found a piece - not identical to the other, but close enough to work. I have no idea what it was doing in the 'dark green' basket. It all felt a bit too much like 'scarlet ribbons' for my liking as I had just felt so desperate. I thought my order for fabric had gone missing and have been gnashing my teeth and metaphorically hitting my head on walls for days - so I am not going to enquire too hard about just how this happened.

Well - he is almost done. I have taken some shots. There will be a lot of quilting and a narrow lighter strip inside the very dark side so it will not look exactly like that when finished.

Trust me.




Blogger Joy Ely said...

Jenny, he's gorgeous. The colors are so rich.
Please post it once you've quilted him!

1:14 am  
Anonymous kathy said...

Jenny, Your man is totally awesome!!

4:53 am  
Blogger Helen from Canberra said...


He is Magnificent!!!

Cheers Helen

PS Cold and windy in the ACT this morning

8:20 am  
Anonymous Michelle said...

You are a true artist!

12:57 pm  
Blogger Tonya R said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Thanks for posting pics of your work now as well as travel, architecture etc. Man half finished... I can understand the snickering at that.

5:28 pm  
Blogger Lisa Walton said...

Smoke & mirrors eh!!!
Wish I had some of those or just a fraction of your talent.

3:22 pm  
Blogger Sarah Ann Smith said...

He is breathtaking! WELL DONE, Jenny! And what Lisa said!

Cheers, Sarah

11:10 pm  
Blogger Nic Bridges said...

Awesome, Jenny - you are a master of portraiture.

8:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jenny, Your talent and love of the Cairenes shines in this portrait. Super work! Sill miss conversations and roaming the suqs with you. Stanze

12:21 am  
Anonymous Kristin McNamara Freeman said...

"Hashim" is truly magnificent! You have captured a moment of mystery in the gaze of this most lovely human. The inclusion of bits of geometry in the frame is perfection and once again I am awed by your ability to portray images in cloth with talent and success.

3:42 am  
Blogger Dy said...

Absolutely wonderful!

9:31 pm  
Blogger Bernardine Hine said...

Wow, he is fantastic!! Well done, Jenny and I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Go Aussie Girl!!

9:19 am  

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