Friday, December 29, 2017

Trip to DC

I've been trying to get back here since the second weekend of December when the dude and I took the train down to DC to visit the Vermeer exhibition at the National Gallery. But between being sick (pretty much up until Christmas eve) and preparing for the holidays, well, you know how things get.

On the train down, I worked on 47 Hearts. I made some good progress despite the fact I kept nodding off. (The last time I stitched it.) I think February might be the month I try to finish the anniversary pieces I have going, and start a new one for 2018.

Biscornu (Did I really not stitch this in 2017 until now? Previously.) I'm getting there!
Even though we went down to DC to see the Vermeer exhibit (we have now brought our total of Vermeers to 20/35) and were lucky enough to get tickets for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I only have this photo of a stumpwork mirror for you (1650-1690, silk with silk and metal threads). I always love trying to find a fiber-related photo for you!
And here we are with the national Christmas tree. It was a little disappointing because, as you can see, it's just a scrim over a tree. Cheating! Definitely one of the better selfies we've ever taken!


Paula said...

Wow! That stump work though!!

Linda said...

What a great selfie Nikki. Lovely stitching.

Happy New Year,

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

How many started anniversary pieces do you have? Just out of interest!
Lovely stumpwork too, it's such a privilege to see a piece like that close-up in the museums.
The tree is a cheat though.

Beth said...

The stumpwork mirror would be the work of a lifetime for me! Wow!