I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Winter Roses..........is what I call this coat

I did it! I finally finished hand embroidering the red ladies coat I showed to you 
on a post on May 11, 2016.
I had found this pretty coat hanging in a shop 
window of a thrift store...and I knew immediately
it should be embroidered......I could already see it
in roses!   I purchased it

and started working off and on here and there........spending quite a few days/nights  that have 
turned into weeks .....hand embroidering 

Now it is finished and elegant looking with the 
embroidered lapels

The embroidery also goes all the way around the collar
and can be seen even when one is walking behind you!

It was pretty before........

now it has a new fresh dressy look,
that I think is lovely! 
It is considered a vintage coat since it is from the 1980s.
I am placing it for sale in my shop.
So I am hoping someone will love it enough
to wear it...........everywhere!
Now.........I am off to find my needle for another
project!  Tell me what you are 
working on! I would love to hear!


lil red hen said...

It's beautiful, Kathleen! I do hope someone will love the coat and purchase it from your shop. I'm working on aprons, crocheted baby blanket, and embroidered dishtowels. Just a few more days now and I can work outside again!

mamasmercantile said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful coat. I am working on some drawstring bags.

Debra said...


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Isn't it amazing how much hand embroidery can enhance an article of clothing. The coat turned out fantastic. I hope it sells quickly. I hardly go to etsy anymore since all of the changes they have made.
Have a great holiday.
xx, Carol

Sherri Farley said...


letslearnembroidery said...

It's really pretty, Kathleen.Loved your cement work, too!

Miss Cindy said...

It's amazing what your embroidery has done to enhance the look of the coat. It was a nice coat to start with, but now it's gorgeous! And off to your next project...I'm workng on 2 quilt tops and a needlepoint pillow. I usually have 3-4 projects going at one time.

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

I love seeing the before and after photo's. You did an amazing job on the red coat. I love how you can see an item and just know how to bring it up a notch. It is a wonderful treasure for someone.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! that turned out GORGEOUS! You were so smart to do something like this and really make is special! WOW...oh I said that! Hugs!