Sunday, 5 August 2012

Stitchin' Marie Antoinette


Ever been to Urban Threads ? If you love embroidery, you will love this site! They supply their patterns in machine and hand embroidery formats and the prices are great, I'm tellin' you, whatever your taste you'll find something you like. It was Bridgeen  who recommended them to me....she knew I'd love it, she was right, she knows my taste :)

Anyways,this is where I got this lovely little pattern.


I have had that flexi frame layin' around for ages, it's alot smaller than what I usually use, it's around 3.5" across, I wanted the stitchery to reflect that, I wanted it be be as delicate as I could get it, so I used just one strand of floss... I wondered what I was getting myself into, but ya know what? The stitches flowed, it was so comfortable to stitch with fine thread! I'm doing that again :)


Detail

That's my beautiful Grandmother in the frame.


In other news, ever have one of those days? You know, when EVERYTHING that could possibly go wrong does? I'm having one of them! I wont bore you with the list of disasters that have occured since I awoke this fine morning, but the worst was the fact that my memory card for my camera decided to die on me, I usually clear it quite often so there wasn't too much on it but I got lots of gorgeous pics of the girls work yesterday at the 'Saturday Stitches Club'... gutted...

Ah well! Such is life and all that.... :) To console myself I am staying my pjs and working on this.

Jenny Hart's folk birds from her 'Dutch Russian' pattern.

In my last post I showed you a sneak peek I am still undecided as to whether it should be a cusion or a mini quilt?

I'm taking votes, what do you reckon? Cushion or mini quilt?

Thanks for stopping by...
Louise x


14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I want her for my downstairs loo! She'd fit in lovely with all my old nautical theme bits n bobs! X great work as usual!

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  2. Charlene is that you? ;) Thanks for the lovely compliment.... I have seen a downstairs loo once that was covered in wee framed cross-stitcheries, and little lighthouses etc... and it was GORGEOUS!

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  3. I think this might be your prettiest post yet. Loving all the soft colours. Also, she has beads in her hair. BEADS IN HER HAIR!!! I adore this. When are we doing our Urban Threads swap pattern? (I can't remember which one I asked you to stitch?)
    Also for my vote I'm going for Mini Quilt- for the wall. ;-)

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  4. :) thank you... u gals just turned my terrible Sunday around!Oh yeah! Our swap! Let's do it! You asked me to stitch the 'Drink me' one... I fancy doin' that pretty soon actually ;)

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  5. Louise,

    This is so beautiful!! I am dying to learn to embroider, I'm definitely going to check out that site! Great post, hope things are looking up!!

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  6. Thank you Lindsay!! Hope you are well :) You should definitely try your hand at embroidery, it's quick to learn and you you don't need to invest in lots of tools to get started most importantly it's soooo relaxing!

    Thanks for the support, Lindsay... chat soon

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  7. I'm an embroidery lover as well. Your stitching is so neat. Yep, we all get those days when things will not go right....but tomorrow's another day and everything will go to plan!

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    1. Thank you :) .... I find lots of chocolate helps when it's 'one of those days' lol

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  8. Beautiful embroidery!!!! Love the beads and the roses in her hair. Hope the next day was better.

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    1. Thanks Pam... the next day was better, I think I just needed a good sleep! lol

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  9. I love your embroidery. I haven't stitched in years, but you're makin me wanna pick up a needle and thread. Thanks for sharing. Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back?? THANKS. 8-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Candy, what a lovely compliment, and I get ever so excited when I get a new follower :)

      You got some skills with that furniture! Beautiful work!

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  10. This is so lovely and is perfect with your granny's photo. Sorry about your photos, such a drag!

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  11. Thanks Justine! I am still gutted about those pics.... lol

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Thanks so much for stopping by.... let me know you were here.... I love comments :)

Louise x