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, January 27, 2011

The winter days have been sunny

 and I have been spending much of my time out on the porch...........one of my favorite stitching places..........weather permitting. I get lost in my thoughts, my plans, and the peacefulness of it all, that the hours and the stitches fly by.
I decided to do this vintage basket is colors of lavenders and purples. It gives the design and hand work a vintage charm.

I stitched it onto a towel................but not sure whether or not I will sew a decorative strip at the bottom, or just leave it plain and simple. It looks fresh and striking on it's own.

As you can see................I have been stitching way too long.
I promised Sophie a long walk...........hours ago.
She had been content to sleep at my feet during my work..........but the day is calling out to her.
Look at that face.............how can I refuse?

5 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

I can tell that Sophie is such a sweetie by that adorable face. Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy. Your embroidery work is so pretty. Love how you relate it and the colors to what you see around you. Happy day to you. Tammy

Glenda said...

Beautiful work! Love those colors!

Flower said...

I love seeing all that has kept you busy the last weeks! I greatly enjoyed going back over the recent posts, too! You have a lovely life and sitting out there on the porch is perfect for stitching away! Keep at it!!

Shilpa said...

The basket looks lovely Kathleen. Living on a farm must be very fulfilling as you get to see so many colours around.

Mountain Mama said...

Kathleen, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for inviting me here! You're work is absolutely beautiful!...and Sophie is so adorable I want to pat her on the head and give her a hug :)