When February sun shines cold
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter slow unfold
And show the golden summer there.
~Philip Henry Savage (1868–1899)
Hello everyone........here's wishing you are having pleasant February days and
if the cold is keeping you inside, may you have plenty to keep your hands busy
creating. The panel above, I tinted and then hand embroidered. The flowers for
February in this piece are violets and primrose.
I am embroidering flowers of the month panels to place onto this room
divider.......or maybe it is a photo display? I found this at a "junk shop"
several years ago and have been deciding on what I want to embroider for
each section. Which is why I decided on the flowers of the month panels.
and I did not want to embroider the piece again. I will dress it up
after I get the other panels embroidered.
The February days here have been an alternating run
of ice, rain, and lovely sunny days.
So on the days I stay inside, I have a full basket of things waiting
for me to work on.
so I tinted and hand embroidered this first,
and then worked my ribbon embroidery to embellish it.
I found this lovely illustration a good while back on the internet,
I am sorry I do not know who drew it, but I have always had
an idea in my head to embroider it.........tracing it off onto
fabric was a bit time consuming,
I tinted just a bit of the design and let the embroidery
floss bring the rest to life.
And now, I have turned my attention and my needle to cross stitch
a design that has been waiting in my stash for about 30 years.
This is Teresa Wentzler's design, Peacock Tapestry.
I started it last year, but, as always, I got myself sidetracked........
but now have decided to devote any free time I have to stitch
on this piece until I get it finished. So this may be all you see or hear about
from me over the next few weeks........months?
I am truly enjoying working on it and am excited about one
day being finished with it.
So tell me, what are you keeping your hands busy with?
Cross stitch, quilting, painting........maybe gardening?
I would love to hear!
Your embroideries are all beautiful. I especially love that last one. It looks amazing. I see some cross-stitch displayed on the wall behind the divider. I bet you have a great assortment of cross-stitch pieces.
January has been unusually mild but February started incredibly cold and windy. Our temperatures have again been warmer, thank goodness. I'm counting the days to spring. Only 42 days left to spring...
I'm afraid, I haven't been very productive this winter. I finished hooking my Madonna and Child and started to whip the edge. I don't work on it every day, I'm afraid.
I'm looking forward to seeing the newer project finished.
Take care, hugs.
GRACIAS KATLEEN POR PASAR POR MI BLOG Y DEJAR TU AMABLE COMENTARIO. DISFRUTO MUCHO ESTOS DIAS TEJIENDO LOS MOVILES QUE VISTE Y TAMBIEN HE ESTADO BORDANDO, PRONTO LO PUBLICARE, HA SIDO UN TRABAJO, AQUI HACE MUCHO CALOR, EL CLIMA ESTA MUY CALIENTE, DESEO YA QUE COMIENCE EL OTOÑO CON DIAS FRESCOS...... PERO TENGO QUE ESPERAR. ME ENCANTAN TUS TRABAJOS, ERES UNA MAESTRA EN EL ARTE DEL BORDADO. BENDICIONES Y CUIDATE MUCHO.
Oh wow! You are creating so much beauty. I'm cross-stitching but nothing so detailed or grand. Amazing work. Happy stitching. Take care.
lovely work! It's a feast for the eyes!
You have definitely been keeping your hands busy. I love your work!
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