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

Monday, February 22, 2010

Work In Progress

I began a new piece to embroider on this weekend................
It has a tiny blue bird sailing over..................
With lots of clusters of Forget - Me - Nots................

And large petal shaped leaves......................


That go with beautiful roses................

This is the kind of embroidery I love the most.
I can't wait to finish it and to show you what the project is.................or have you already guessed what linen this is being embroidered on?
How about you? Have you started any new project lately? Are you embroidering,? getting out your paint brushes,?...........or is that the sound of knitting needles I hear? Let me know............I always love to hear!

*Just to let you know, because some of you are asking.......all of the stitches in this project are the basic outline stitch in embroidery and short and long stitch. Hope this helps.

14 comments:

Linda said...

Kathleen, this is so pretty and all my favorite things. Pink roses, blue birds of happiness and sweet little Forget-Me-Nots. I'm not sure what you are stitching but I do know it will be gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see it....hugs, Linda

Patty H. said...

I love seeing your work!! Can't wait to see the finished peice.

the rusty cupboard said...

I love it

GardenofDaisies said...

Everything you do is beautiful! I love the bluebird!

Shilpa said...

Hi Kathleen,
Your work is absolutely stunning. I love following your blog coz it teaches me a lot of new stuff about embroidery. I was just wondring about the stitch used for the blue bird. Is it a running stitch?

Gina E. said...

Your stitching is an inspiration to me, Kathleen! I am not the world's neatest stitcher, and when I can see close up pictures of better workmanship, it helps me see where I can improve my own work. I've only been doing cross stitch and embellishing a crazy patchwork block lately, but I have a couple of UFOs that are traditional embroidery, and I'm looking forward to working on them soon.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I love seeing your embrodiery. It is all so beautiful. Have a wonderful week.

Sandy

Mini said...

It's easy to see why you love this kind of embroidery the most...has such a "happy" feel to it. Love seeing all your projects. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

papel1 said...

catching up on your blog. Have been RVing.
Judy

Linda said...

This is all beautiful... I just found you on Vicki's blog. I am doing some embroidery... exchanging little pieces with a friend. Our's are a little more mixed media... not pure. I love it all.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm finishing up a red work project. But I'm curious do you hoop or no hoop? And what is your favorite fabric to stitch on??? I would love to pick your brain you are such a beautiful needle artist.

Pat

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Kathleen,
This is such a lovely piece of work. I just love the roses, blue birds, and Forget-Me-Nots. I look forward to see the piece completed. I know it will be just fantastic. You do such lovely work. My mom used to do a lot of handwork, too.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oooooooo! This is SO cute! You know I LOVE embroidered bluebirds (real ones, too). I'm guessing this is on a pillowcase. I can't wait to see it. It's looking wonderful.
Patricia :o)

Martha said...

I love your little bluebird! He makes me smile.