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, April 23, 2015

Nature is my inspiration in much of my embroidery work

A little while back..........in  a summer that was very dry and hot......this whimsical creature caught my eye

and inspired me to one day remember it is stitches.
How about you?
What inspires you to stitch......paint........or create?

14 comments:

lil red hen said...

Your work continues to amaze me! It is so wonderful that you can draw your own patterns from things you see around your home.

I spend a lot of time alone and working on my quilts and sewing are my companionship I suppose. I like to think the things I make will be a joy to someone in days to come.

Marianne said...

You are so talented, Kathleen! I know I've told you before, but who would get tired of hearing it, especially when it's true!

I just received my embroidered towel, and it's so pretty!! Thank you. And thank you for the visit and comment today.

Hugs,
Marianne xo

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You did GREAT!

I've done a zebra longwing butterfly with firebush flowers from a photo of mine. That was fun. You've just inspired me to do some more.

Happy stitching ~ FlowerLady

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

You create magic with stitching something you have photographed. The Grasshopper is a work of art.

I am just starting my first ever Victorian Crazy Quilt Block. I am having fun with it; and I have a lot to learn. But, I need to take that first step and just try.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My 16 year old son would say that grasshopper was anything less than inspiring. He hates bugs. Ha! You are able to capture your surroundings so beautifully in stitches. I need free time to feel really creative. And that usually only happens on the weekends right now. But come June, I'll be free, free, free. Best wishes, Tammy

Miss Cindy said...

How lovely. I would never of thought of coping nature. I enjoy seeing your creations.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow! I'm just getting back to embroidery and other stitching. Who knows where ideas pope into my head come from. I think I am inspired by other's work and then it just takes on a mind of its own.
xx, Carol

Debra said...

He is an amazing creature and you've captured him in thread beautifully! I also love bugs. Birds and dogs inspire me-colors, patterns. God has made a lot of beautiful things!

Chip Butter said...

Only you could so accurately replicate a critter like this in stitch. I rather like him (even though I always dread to see his kind show up in my garden).

letslearnembroidery said...

I really like the way you embroider on printed fabrics.

Karen said...

You have made a beautiful grasshopper, Kathleen, it looks very real!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm enjoying your blog and went to your shop, too. WOW! How talented you are! I'm visiting from Leisure lane! Nice to meet you! Hugs, Diane

Marie C said...

Looks so great! I get a lot of my inspiration from the childhood illustrations from books that I post on Pinterest. So many awesome childhood themes! Nature always inspired me when I was doing tiles, and also in my paintings, but seems like all I want to do are fanciful children's themes these days!

janice15 said...

Helo my dear, You do such amazing things with that needle and thread.. I just love it.. I'm sorry that I haven't gotten back to you.. but I will so much has been going on. I hope you are doing well.. Happy Mother's Day with love Janice