Sunday, August 28, 2016

Flower Basket Purse

Here's another project that makes use of an embroidery made from a vintage pattern.  It's also one of my very favorite subjects for embroidery, a basket full of flowers.  I just love them!  It was a very simple pattern, mostly lazy daisy and button hole stitches were used.
I had the pink fabric in my sewing room closet and decided to use it instead of my usual unbleached or tea-dyed muslin.  I was at Hobby Lobby looking for some trim to go with it, when that flowered fabric caught my eye from across the room and I knew it would go perfectly with the embroidered design.
The dark pink and blue threads are Hobby Lobby's Artiste, the lavender flowers were made with Sulky Blendable and the white daisies used DMC.  I wanted a more textured heavy fiber for the basket so I stitched it with Caron Watercolours in Antique Bronze.  I then added the leaves using a nice green Threadworx pearl cotton size 12.
This is the pattern, as I mentioned before, quite simple, but a joy to stitch!  I found it on Flickr's Hooplove Vintage Transfers, a place that I love to browse often!  Thanks for visiting once again!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rose Arbor Embroidery

This is my latest embroidery, I hope you enjoy seeing it.  This one only took me about three weeks to finish since it's not a super large piece.  I got this vintage pattern on Pinterest which can be a wonderful place to find both patterns and vintage embroideries for lots of inspiration.
Here's a copy if you would like to stitch one up yourself.
As always, I used a variety of thread brands from my ever growing collection.  These flowers were made with Cosmos Seasons, Gentle Art, Needle Necessities and Sulky Blendables. 
The yellow hollyhocks and the lavendar lazy daisy flowers were both made with Sulky Blendable threads.  This was the first time I had used very much of this thread and it was very enjoyable to use.
I stitched these roses in a woven spider web stitch which is easy to do but just very time consuming.  This thread is called "Gypsy", one of the Artiste collection that was sold by Hobby Lobby but is now unfortunately discontinued.  I love the variety of pink colors all in one skein of thread.  The leaves and grass were done with a Cosmos Season green that I find myself using again and again.

Thanks for taking time to look at my embroidery again, I appreciate your visit!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

More Berlinwork

This is the first of three of my Berlinwork finishes that I would like to show you.  I have loved this floral ever since I first saw it in this old Dutch magazine.
They show it stitched on black fabric which is a more striking contrast,  but I just wasn't brave enough to try it on black.  So I used this blue fabric which shows it off fairly nicely, too, I think.
Then there is this little landscape that was quick and fun to stitch.  I found the pattern for it on a wonderful website that has several beautiful Berlinwork patterns offered for free.  It's not anything illegal , everything she has comes from very old patterns that are in the public domain.  Be sure and check out the link if you like to do Berlinwork.  I cannot wait to stitch the one of a mother cat and her kitten!

The last one is part of a large sampler from an issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework Magazine which, sadly, is no longer being published.  I didn't feel up to doing the whole sampler at that time, so I just did one of my favorite parts of  it, this darling little rooster and hen scene.
I hope you're having a wonderful summer.  It's been a good one here so far, we have been watching all of the hay around our house being cut and bailed and our flower gardens are doing nicely.  Thank you so much for visiting!

Monday, January 11, 2016

House Embroidery

I just finished this embroidery, it's been a while since I've done one of these, so I really enjoyed it.  As usual, I used a vintage pattern.
I made a few small changes, but mostly stuck to the way it was.  I used a lot of different brands of threads from my very enormous stash.  
I like the multi-colored thread that the roof and door are made of, unfortunately, I have already forgotten what brand it was.
A closer view.
I put a little trellis on the corner of the house using white pearl cotton.
I'm going to give this little embroidery picture to a lady who is a dialysis patient at the place where my hubby is also a patient.  I always bring a project to work on while I wait there and she was always admiring it, so I hope she will enjoy it.  I hope you got a little bit of enjoyment from looking at it, too, and thank you for visiting!