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, January 24, 2015

More Valentine Pockets have been stitched

and are once again listed on my Etsy.........plus I have taken off a couple of $$!
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine's day is almost here........and although I have lots of creative ideas..................

I always seem to be running behind every holiday when it comes to making things.........

until this time. I finally managed to get slightly ahead and made these little 
heart pockets 

to tuck jewelry 

little hand lotions and lip gloss.......

or Valentine candy in.

I made some with floral print fabric, 

some in decorative tie dye,

some in red and white........of course........

and I couldn't leave out roses.

I embellished them with beads 

and edged in embroidery.
Perfect for making those Valentine trinkets special.
If you are interested in these
they can be purchased through my Etsy shop.
Just click onto this link to visit
How about you?
Are you creating and making decorating plans for Valentine;s Day?
I would love to hear!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

These last few days have been frozen and cold,

with the power going off and on at times......
Giving me lots of time to stay inside and work on one of the unfinished projects I spoke about in my earlier post. This is a vintage linen tablecloth and napkin set with hand drawn work on the bottom edges. 
The light purple edge with the dark purple stripes led me 

to draw a morning glory design on to them for the embroidery. The napkins have a small morning glory bud on each corner.........

and the tablecloth has a cluster of morning glories on each corner in colors of 
lavender, purple, and blues. 

My question to you is..........
as you can see it has a pretty border edge and drawn work.........
but there is still a large space in between the clusters of morning glories on the tablecloth. Do you think I should leave that space and let the tablecloth just have each corner embroidered, or should I embroider in the space between them?
If so, should I embroider a vine, connecting the blossoms...........
or should  I work another morning glory flower or cluster there?
I would love to hear!

**** My son flew in from Hawaii for a short leave before he is to be deployed and he brought us a fresh pineapple! I made a wonderful upside down pineapple cake using my 
iron skillet! 

If you would like that recipe, just click onto the link that will take you to my cooking blog