Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The start of next embroidered piece

Hi there Folks ~ When I saw a picture that SweetBay posted in her blog of a sweet little Eastern Bluebird, I asked her if I could use the photo as inspiration f
or a needlework piece, and she graciously gave her permission.

I finally started this afternoon. Already have almost 2 hours into the piece. I am using one strand of embroidery thread instead of two, for a finer look. I already used a black bead for his eye, and that brought him to life.

This piece is a tad intimidating, but I'm enjoying i
t now that I've started.

Click on pictures for a larger view.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Nina Suria said...

Dear Flower Lady, I stumble upon ur blog n found it very interesting, n have truely enjoy it, esp ur unfinish embroidered bird.

Nina Suria

Skeeter said...

Bluebirds are one of my favorite birds! I think it is neat the way you can take a picture and turn it into an embroidered piece of beauty! They do have such sweet eyes don’t they? Can’t wait to see the final touches…

LC said...

I never thought I would follow a blog on needlework... but yours is amazing! I really appreciate embroidery because I have siblings who have done beautiful needle work through the years... if I had time for another interest, I think this is one I'd consider! LC

FlowerLady said...

Nina ~ Thank you for visiting and your nice comments. I'll post another picture when the little bird is finished.

Skeeter ~ Thanks for your comment and visiting. When I saw this picture of SweetBays', right off I thought I'd love to do this in embroidery. Their little eyes hold so much joy of life in them.

L.C. ~ Thanks for visiting and your kind comment. I visited your blog and was truly inspired this morning, to work in my gardens, to work on my needlework, and to do some homecaring.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Jeri Landers said...

This will be another needlework masterpiece! Everyone loves birds, whether on a branch or in a frame, birds are joyous little beings.

Lara said...

Hello, thank you for the compliment, your blog is very nice!!!Happy Easter!!

Jeri Landers said...

So when will this little bird be finished, we want to see it!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

This looks lovely. I'm looking forward to your next post. It looks like you're taking a blog break. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Friends ~ Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

Jeri ~ Thank you for your interest and encouragement both here and via email. I will let you know when this little guy is done. You have first dibs.

Lara ~ Thank you, we had a nice quiet Easter.

Katie ~ Thank you for visiting and your kind comment. I post more in my other blog, FlowerLady's Musings. I usually post here when I have another project to share.

Have a great week.