Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I may take up embroidery and do it regularly; this was so satisfying and I'm happy with the results. I made it up as I went along, which was the best part!
The piece is available in my Etsy shop.


  1. This is so wonderful! I love the randomness ( is that a word?) of your little stitching. :)

  2. I had to tell you that my immediate reaction to this was that it was my grandmother and her flowers. I can't even begint o tell you what this says to me....even the choice of th base fabric.

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  4. This just Sparkles with Beauty!
    Love it!
    Sandra Evertson

  5. lovely lovely lovely....
    I love hand emboidery.
    This reminds me very much of the days in school when my sister & I would sit cross legged on our beds and embroider on our jeans and overalls every night.
    this is so pretty!


  6. Absolutely love it - so unique and creative!


  7. This looks great! I love the simplicity of the material and image paired with the abundance of colour in the embroidered flowers.


  8. OOOOHHH! you are on to something ! I love it. Very different! I agree with Christine's comment...I used to embroider on my jeans..purses, shirts! Your's is beautiful I like all the varied stitches.

  9. This is lovely!


  10. I adore this piece Colette. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, my Mom took me to my grandmother's house (Rosa, of the Rosa & Josie's). She was the most wonderful seamstress~sewing most of the small towns wedding dresses. I wanted to learn how to embroidery. She taught me that day, and just this past Monday I bought some beautiful embroidery thread to start again, using it in my art. My favorite stitch was (and is) the French Knot. When I did it correctly, she praised me. Which was not easy, as she spoke German and only a very broken English. She was very reserved.
    I love the small (shell?) button right under the picture~placed just so.
    Hugs to you helped me remember a good memory.

  11. beautiful! making it up as we go along is my favorite way too!

  12. What a sweet, colorful flower garden your embroidery turned out to be. Lovely!
    xo jeanne

  13. As a young girl, I did lots of embroidery and loved it. It's so much fun! xo


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