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

Monday, August 6, 2018

The last mason jar on the back of my shirt has been finished


if you have not read about this in my other post, you 
can click onto this link  Mason Jar Shirt
 about the beginning 
of the work on this shirt


This jar had small flowers that remind me of wild roses, 
mixed with berries to go with the berry jam

and a couple stalks of wheat
The first jar has Queen Ann's Lace

The second jar has forget me nots and poppies


here are the jars when I first tinted the design

and here they are, all embroidered 

I now need to embroider the upper back, the sleeves, and the front..
I have many hours of stitching ahead.
Still not sure if I will wear this when I go to town or 
if I will just enjoy wearing it at home in my gardens.
So tell me
what are you busy creating?
I would love to hear!

10 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

I am in awe of your talent with a needle. A beautiful creation. I am working on a rug at the moment and decorating.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness! These are oh so lovely. I wouldn't want to wear this out in my gardens, it would be ruined in no time. I'd rather hang those on my wall. You did a wonderful job and inspire me to keep creating.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely! You should definitely wear them to town!

lil red hen said...

These designs are beautiful beyond words! By all means, wear the shirt when you go out; as Flower Lady said, they're much too pretty to wear in the garden. Oh how I wish I could embroider as you do! All mine has to be simple. ;)

Debra said...

This is a stunning shirt. You've done a beautiful work here!
I'm trying to get in gear to start another painting, and I have a fiber art cat to make for my daughter-in-law. Otherwise, I'm trying to stay cool here!

Sandra @ Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

I agree with FlowerLady; this is much too nice to wear out in the garden. I would be proud to wear this out to a special place for people to see and admire. You have done such a wonderful job with your needle and thread. I have been busy hand quilting on one of my older quilts. I am almost ready to cut and sew the binding. Hopefully I will get to that very soon.

littlemancat said...

Just so beautiful! I dearly love it.
Mary

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh Man!! Thank you for the close up and bigger pics of these jars. I really like the shirt. Right now I am back to stitching boro style on a jacket. I figured I better get busy on it because fall is moving in fast and I really want to wear it this fall.
xx, Carol

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh My Gosh I just love that, I have loved embroidery since I was about 8 years old and now I'm a Grandma
That shirt is so cute, lots of work so keep it forever, someday make a pillow out of it LOL ?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh this is a work of art! It would be cute to wear to the Farmer's mkt here! I'm still making cards but want to get something more creative started today! Hugs!