I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Embroidered Things I Love

I have always been drawn to vintage embroidered cocktail coasters. Maybe because of their small size and different designs. While looking through a stash of tossed away embroidery transfers from an estate sell that a dear friend had sent my way, I found a cute design perfect for such a coaster.

Of course, I always pull out my pink and burgundy floss first,which reminds me of rose buds and tea parties, I stitched this one........


then I turned to the sunny and cheery colors , which always remind me of daffodils in April, this one turned out nice....I think.




I think these kinds of things dress up a table and make everything so pretty! I am in the process of making several sets of these.......perhaps in sets of 6? In different sets of colors....however, they would also be pretty in mix match colors as well.


I love the way they can dress up a plain plate. Blue and white is always a wonderful way to decorate.



I am already thinking about what to give for Christmas....a set of these with a teacup and some tea in a small basket would be wonderful.....don't you think?
How about you? Do you like little pieces of embroidery...crochet....or even painted things? Do you use coasters and do you decorate your table with linens? I would love to hear.





9 comments:

Mini said...

Loved the coasters. They're very pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, I love the coasters. And I also love the cup and saucer in your header :-)

Bella Crafts said...

Your embroidery is superb, your photography speaks volumes, and both are equally beautiful! Great idea you have for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity!

W. Latane Barton said...

Yes, I use coasters. Mine are quilted ones but I think I'll go more fancy and do some embordiered ones.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oooo! Yes! What a wonderful Christmas gift idea. I happen to know how beautiful your work is. A little coaster and a pretty tea cup will be a treasured gift.
Patricia :o)

Gina E. said...

You must have finished your teatowels to have the time to make these beautiful coasters! They are adorable. I've made several coasters, but in cross stitch. I think I prefer your embroidered ones!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are so pretty, Kathleen!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

They are beautiful. You do such lovely work.

Sandy

Shery Jespersen said...

Love both of your blogs and added them to my blog list! Your embroidery is just lovely. shery jespersen