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

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Something old..........something new...........something added...........

(right click on photos for a better view)
I found this pretty little vintage dresser scarf in a pile of linens at a thrift store...............

waiting for me to embroider it. It has a beautiful hand crocheted edging around it. 
My flower garden is full of the wild purple Prairie Aster and yellow daisy........




So I embroidered the flowers in those colors and embroidered the little bird in blue.

So here is an old piece with new embroidery and it looks pretty...........
but you all know me...........
I have to add something................





like a little bee..............

and a cute little inch worm............

I did this on one end of the scarf and had intended to embroider the same thing on the other end..........

but I want it to be different, so on the other end I embroidered a small ladybug .........

and a spider web,..............
just the kinds of things one would find in a garden. 
I also signed embroidered my name underneath the web.
and now this end looks like this.............


just a few changes to the whole scarf..........maybe some won't care to have a piece like this......
but these are the kinds of linens I am always looking for in flea markets............
those little personal touches left behind by the artist of stitches.............

Now it has been added to my vintage shop. I wonder if anyone will notice these added designs?
How about you?
Do you ever see a quilt.........an embroidered item........or even a painting........
and think about something that could have been added?
Wishing all of you a very happy Mother's Day!



13 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your added whimsical touches.

Have a lovely day and week ~ FlowerLady

papel1 said...

Makes me want to get out my box of linens (found at yard sales and thrift store) and maybe embroider something whimsical or maybe a few words. You have made my brain thinking about these designs. Lovely work.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I think it is great how you add that something extra special to all your linens; uniquely yours!

lil red hen said...

Beautiful work! I love the added details. I put some whimsical things on one of my quilts a few years ago. Makes them very interesting.

Cindy said...

I love your added details! It turned out so pretty.

ladycobblestones said...

I love that you added the little critters. Don't know why I never thought of doing that.

Mini said...

Loved the little worm and ladybug! It's a pleasure to be visiting you again after a long time...

Cheers,
Mini

Karen said...

Lucky you to find that beautiful piece. I really love how you embroidered it with your own imagination!

Marianne said...

Such a lovely job on the dresser scarf, and how opportune to have found it just waiting to be colored in with your imagination.

Bluebirds are still coming across my path...I surely know they are a good sign.

Hugs,
Marianne xo

KathyB. said...

I especially love the bee . You took a pretty piece and made it beautiful !

Linda said...

Beautiful.

Linda said...

So much beauty here, I love the details! My mother used to have something similar when I was a little girl.

Marie said...

Such a delightful piece! How fortunate you found it ready to be done! And I love all the added touches! I am always making little changes to quilt designs...making them my own.