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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I love to embroider flowers.............but the bud of a plant

is just as beautiful............I think.............don't you?

While looking through some flower books, this Amaryllis bud caught my eye............

It's one thing to get the design drawn.............

but..........it's another to get it to look like the illustration.............

so, here is my version.
I am thinking about creating another small crazy quilt and I am thinking about using these pieces that I embroider in it. Just a thought.
How about you?
Do you thinks buds on flowers and trees are just as beautiful?
I would love to hear! 

13 comments:

Kath said...

It's beautiful. You have an amazing eye for both drawing your designs and them stitching them up. What a beauty a quilt would be with all the gorgeous pieces you stitch.

Bev said...

WOW... you can draw the design...how talented you are!! I think putting them in a quilt is a great idea...and I agree with you the buds are as beautiful as the flowers!!

Celestina Marie said...

Stunning! This is gorgeous and your work always incredible. I love how you bring real beauty to thread and fabric from the beauty of flowers in nature. You are so talented.

Have a blessed week and thank you for taking the time to stop by.
XO Celestina Marie

Betty Lou said...

Lovely, you captured the bud of the Amaryllis beautifully. I think your idea of a quilt is great.

Marie said...

Really wonderful job! I think a small crazy quilt is a great idea. I have come across so many embroidery and crazy quilt designs on Pinterest and think about doing something like that now too.

Hindustanka said...

Of course the buds also deserve compliments - after all the flower first is a bud :)you capture things so well with embroidery!
can you tell the name of a flower in the very first pic? we have many such here in India, but no one can tell me what the name is :)

Preeti said...

Yes, I too love buds !! You have embroidered it very nicely with lot of details :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Beautiful. Yes, I love buds too. Perhaps its the anticipation of the bigger beauty yet to emerge.

Cindy said...

I love everything about flowers and you caught the beauty of the bud perfectly.

lil red hen said...

Your work is so incredible! I didn't realize you drew your own designs; what special talent you possess! I love rose buds...

Thanks for stopping back in to check on me; farm work is in high gear now, so my posts have taken second place.

Karen said...

You always do such a beautiful job of designing and stitching! This bud is so pretty!

Laurie said...

So beautiful! What an heirloom your quilt would be with all your embroidery. I love rose buds, they're so pretty.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Absolutely. the flowers, the buds the leaves the stems... all of it. Your embroidery work is sooo stunning. Beautiful!