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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I decided that I would design a blog header

and embroider it with the different images that I feel best expresses what I love in life and in embroidery.

It all starts with a thimble......with the initials for Yesteryear Embroideries


then the needle and floss.......as you see is attached to the Zinnia, as if it is still in the process of being embroidered.
Every year I grow different sized gardens of Zinnia along the grounds........


I have always turned to nature for inspiration in my embroidery design.......whether it be the zinnia, and buzzing bees. It has been a long time since I have seen a bumble bee. When I mention this to others, they tell me it is because they have been destroyed by chemicals and pesticides that are used in the fields nearby.

 


The wild thistle growing on the prairie has always held a special place in my heart. I love clusters of small blue butterflies that always seem to flutter about in the gardens.


I also love buttons and beads. Beaded flowers are one of my favorite things to embroider,
 

as well as clusters of blackberries......
along with  spiders and their webs.............
 


just for fun, I made a beaded worm, who seems to have been nibbling on the leaf above...........


All in all, a "logo" stitched to represent some of the things I love most.
How about you?
If you created your own logo......or header.........what would it show?
Roses or daisies?.........maybe a hummingbird or butterfly?
I would love to hear!


24 comments:

Nicola said...

Wonderful, you are so creative and a talented embroideress.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love your new banner, especially the blackberries..perfect.

There are less bees..however its being attributed to a disease of some kind that hits there hives. Its happening across the nation.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great idea! I think I would go with roses and butterflies...I think. Maybe lilacs. It is hard to choose a favorite flower. Love them all. I really like the look of your blog with this! (Although, for me I needed to enlarge your page as the small font seemed a tad difficult to read. May be just me, but thought I would mention.)

Cindy said...

This is just perfect, Kathleen! I especially like the bee and thistle - so much detail.

Bev said...

What a wonderful idea...and so beautiful!1

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your new header. It definitely reflects you and your blog. So beautiful! Have a great week. Tammy

Laurie said...

I love your header, how creative! You inspire me to try one myself, birds and butterflies, daisies and pansies, just to start.

Jocelyn said...

That's beautiful! I love looking at it.

Joanne said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Kathleen! The bee and the blackberries and, and...well, I just love all of it.

Karen said...

Your new header is fabulous! I'm always inspired by your embroidery, now you have me thinking about attempting an embroidered header for my blog!

Celestina Marie said...

Simply gorgeous and such a reflection of you and your talents with the needle. You know I love to create embroidery treasures too. Not for sale, just for my own home and gifts. It is so relaxing. I remember being about 5 or 7 when my grandmother taught me all the stitches.
Your new header is beautiful.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

lil red hen said...

Kathleen, this is splendid!! You really have made a beautiful header. I guess I'd have to go with some quilt design. :)

Today I studied various embroidery designs to use on a small crazy patch quilt. I wish I could take some lessons from you.

lil red hen said...

Me again .. the leaf where the worm ate is quite a surprise! Loved it!

Marianne said...

I LOVE it, Kathleen! What a beautifully designed header. It's perfect for your blog. The colors are so delightful and cheery. Oh, the little touches like the threaded needle, the beaded flowers and blackberries are all so perfectly created...and I just adore the bumble bee and little beaded worm, the nibbled leaf. I'm still smiling as I type this. It really was a bright touch to the end of a busy work day.

Blessings for more inspiration,
Marianne xo

Hindustanka said...

this is beautiful! really, the way you get inspiration from nature around is a unique talent. just a little remark: those black beaded flowers remind berries:) very summery picture at this time of the year!keep up your grate work! Anna

Lisa Cook said...

Your header piece is beautiful! I do love the thistle design. Your embroidery is lovely!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

What a great new look for your blog...love it all!

Marie said...

I LOVE your wonderful new header! Every aspect of it is perfect. I think I would stitch lilacs or hydrangeas and hummingbirds. But I love so many birds and flowers and butterflies, it's kind've hard to decide.

Preeti said...

The new header is very creative !:) I liked the idea of beaded caterpillar too ! As always, your embroidery is very beautiful!:)

The Woodbury's said...

I'm finally catching up on my blog reading and I must say that this new blog header is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know which part is my favorite...it's all so wonderful. I am crazy about bees, but the beaded things are just such a beautiful, elegant touch. I guess I just love the total package. Just beautiful!

ina said...

I truly, truly love your logo.Wish I had time to embroider one.I love everything about nature.

Cgirl said...

You have a beautiful talent. I hope you will soon share it in a wonderful pattern book. I would love to learn some of you secrets. If you already have a book in the works, put me down for a pre-order.

latha said...

Love the header !!!!! The whole piece is beautiful and fantastic!!!!pretty colours and the design, all done perfectly!!!!!

Mini said...

The blog header is so pretty & unique...the new look of your blog is very nice!