Friday, May 7, 2010

Latest creation

Good morning Friends ~ Here is my latest little creation. It measures 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high. It took 7 hours from start to finish. The other pieces I've done and shown here, with the exception of the bird, I did not keep track of my time, which is why I've not yet posted them for sale on Etsy, in our shop ArtistikUs ElastikUs. Beading takes more time than the actual embroidery, but to me the beads really add something to each piece and I love doing this needlework.

I've been collecting antique embroidery motifs some as early as 17th century for my needlework creations.

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Thank you for stopping in to take a look at what is going on here in our little Plum Cottage.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


LC said...

Very nice! I find needlework very interesting and have enjoyed seeing yours... as I mentioned once before, I have family who have been involved in various aspects of needlework for years... most beautiful! Larry

Linda said...

That is beautiful. I haven't been doing my needlework lately I need to get back to it. I've gotten taken over by crochet. Linda

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful work. I haven't done any needle work in such a long time. Even with glasses I can't see the tiny little squares.

aims said...

Oh my you do beautiful work. It takes my breath away. I love the beads with your work and think using old patterns is a wonderful idea. I'm trying to do the same with beads and jewelry. It is so much fun isn't it?

Tammie Lee said...

full of spring spirit, so sweet.