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

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

There is something to create or to stitch on


at all times, and my workbasket is overflowing at the moment
with things I want to do.  
This is my latest finish.........it is my own design
I drew, tinted, and then  hand embroidered it to match one of my
vintage dishes.  
The plate is from the Homer Laughlin China Co.
and the pattern is Gold Fleur De Lis/rim, Cavalier 1950s-60s

Amongst some of the things in the  workbasket are these 
wonderful stamped holiday sets that were given to me close to
30 years ago.  

The Christmas "Doves and Holly" set contains 6 napkins and a large lovely 
table runner. I am always in the mood to work on some kind of Christmas themed thing
at this time of year.......do you feel the same?

 It is designed to work satin stitch in marked areas with different
color floss over the entire designs. I just do not want to take that long
to  work all of these pieces and I do not want that kind of look.
So I tinted the matching colors from the floss list
and embroidered ,so far, one napkin like this. 
I like this result much better.........what do you think?
I really hope to have this set finished before the Christmas season gets here.
How about you?  Do you start working on Christmas decor or Christmas
gifts at this time of year?  Do you get everything you hoped to 
finished?  I would love to hear!