Saturday, July 4, 2009

TeaCup Embroidery






Happy Fourth of July!!!!!! Sure hope you all have a wonderful weekend! At the moment it is raining here and is so needed. I really love rainy days. It's probably messing up a lot of picnics and fireworks shows, but I'm at home and loving it. Well, you want growing things..you need rain. Wherever you are...I hope you are loving whatever is happening there.

Last post I said I'd show you a teacup embroidery. I embroidered this little cup a long time ago and recently decided to make it into a pincushion. You know how I do....one with a beaded edge.

The teacup is inked on the background fabric, then embroidered. You can see that I embellished the teacup and saucer with some simple stitches. Why? I've no idea, just at that moment liked the idea. You know how it is.

Of course, the cup needed to be filled with flowers, so I brought out the silk ribbon and here you see the result. (I do love my silk ribbon!!) A few beads for some sparkle, a line of my favorite stitching around the design, then the beaded edge. How much fun is that? If you've never done silk ribbon embroidery, you may not know how much fun it is....let me tell you....it's GREAT fun! And, easy too. Why don't you try it? One tip....if you don't like doing hand sewing...you probably won't like it. If you do....then you'll be crazy about it like I am!

I am probably going to take this to Quilt Arkansas and have it for purchase in my class there...should anyone there be interested. I'm hoping to have some things to offer for purchase...unless it's gone before then. You know I sometimes have a hard time letting go of my things...a trait that is not good if you want to be in "business." My friend, Sharon, always told me I was lousy at business...I tend to think with my heart rather than my head. Anyway, here it is...for your enjoyment this special holiday! See you soon....take care, pat

9 comments:

Melody Marie Murray said...

I love, love, love this! It's wonderful!

Jackie said...

Happy 4th.Belated, and belated anniversary greetings. You both look amazing. 43 years! Wow. I think your sight must not be that bad when I look at all your work.
x

TattingChic said...

That is so very pretty! :)

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, the detail in this is incrediable! Love the colors as well. :)

Gwendie said...

So pretty!!! What do you use for the background fabric? I love the silk ribbon flowers and their little beaded hearts.

sparkle jars said...

Absolutely beautiful...those flowers are so alive!

Maggie Ann said...

How beautiful! And the solid blue is stitching too I imagine? You do such beautiful work. I'm sure someone will snatch up this beauty quickly. I wonder how you began to learn this? Years ago I would think. I'm so busy right now, yesterday we painted out pc room. Just a small room but oh the work! And how I miss my cello and spinning wheel. And blogging etc. The trouble with special projects I find...like painting, is that they rob me of getting the regular chores and pleasures done. Oh well, What can't be cured must be endured they say...smile. Pleasant wishes for a tranquil day!

Angela Harris said...

Oh WOW! your art is amazing!! I don't see this much! Such a beautiful idea. the ribbon flowers are amazing. Thank you SO much for coming over to my blog to congratulate me & thank you for reading my article! i LOve making those tags. If you haven't seen I am having a giveaway of those tags. A couple posts down on my blog. join if you haven't' :) THanks again so much for your support:)
~Angela Harris

Nicki Lee said...

Oh Pat! You've done it again! I wish I could sit right next to you and learn from the Master of SRE - I just love your flowers!

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