Monday, October 19, 2009

My Sister's Silk Ribbon Heart






I mentioned to you last night that I would show you two pieces of silk ribbon embroidery that I made for my sister. These were made quite some time ago, but she has taken great care of them, so they still look 'new.' Tonight, as I sat down to post, a decision was made to show you each of them in a separate post, so I'll show you the other piece later in the week...probably Wednesday or Thursday.

As you know, if you read this blog very much, I recently visited my sister in Texas. When I look around her house I see lots of things I have made her over the years....and this heart is one of my favorites, so late one night I snapped these photos. Of course, the light could have been better, but it was 'now or never' so to speak.....meaning I was liable to forget to do it by the next day.

Flowers are just about my favorite thing to depict in my work...you'll know that, too, if you've visited here very much. So, on this heart I have embroidered some roses and some leaves and have included beads in the negative spaces and also along the edges. Also, there are some of my beloved French Knots....I'm a fool for those...love making them! And, do you remember that I like to bead fringe? Oh, my, do I!!!! So, here you will see the beaded fringe with a little loop at the end of each fringe. I had to count these, so it took a while. And, as you can see, I also beaded the hanger....I need to do that more often I think.

I forgot to measure this heart, but just from memory, I think the heart was about the same size as the fuschia and orange hearts a few posts back. Counting the fringe and hanger on this one, I'm estimating it is about ten or twelve inches long.

Well, there you go....something for my sister. She is a dear person....deserving a dear gift!!!
If you will visit later in the week, I'll show you the silk ribbon embroidered pincushion she has.
LOTS of flowers on it!! Til then, thanks for visiting and take care....pat

19 comments:

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful! What eye-candy! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Oh, Pat! That is just beautiful -- and in one of my favorite color combinations! You always inspire!

Sherry in Little Rock

EMBELLISHER said...

What a beauty Pat. Those beaded tassels are really unique and stunning.

PRINCESS LAURA LIS said...

What a lovely! I love hearts, and your blog is a feast for the eyes.Adorable! Have a nice day!

Ann Flowers said...

Pat that is such a beautiful piece of work, it is no wonder she takes good care of them, you give her the very best. I love the beaded fringe. FANTASTIC job. I will be back to see the second piece. Just Gorgeous!!!!

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Kirsten said...

What a beautiful heart! I love the fringe!
I'm a regular reader of your blog and just want to stop by to tell you how much I admire all your beautiful work.

stitchin' girl said...

Lovely, simply lovely. I love the combination of beads and ribbon!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Oh, this is what I can only ever hope to do. How wonderful, how luscious, how perfectly delightful. I love every single thing about it. Yum! And I love that the hanger is beaded also.
Carol

sandi s said...

Hi Pat, What a beautiful heart to give or receive. It is so pretty to look at. I'm sure your sister thinks she has a dear sister also. Sandi

Sharon said...

Pat this heart is just lovely. So delicate. You do beautiful work and apparently your sister just loves the gifts that you make her. That is a gift all in itself...very pretty

Raggy said...

What beautiful work. I just love the beads hanging down and of course the ribbonwork is superb.

Kathy said...

The heart that you made for your sister is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous heart for your sister to treasure. I love the beaded fringe, so beautiful.

Sandy

The Lone Dollier said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Marilyh

sparkle jars said...

The detail in the fringe is amazing, Pat!

Roseanna said...

Pat, you are astounding. Just lovely, hearts are my favorite!

Catharina Maria said...

This is absolutely beautiful !
Love the sweet colors !
Love from the Netherlands RINI

Jaybird said...

Dagnabbit...that girl is in disgrace!! I didn't see this one either.....
Gorgeous!!

purplepaint said...

Thses are beautiful!!! You do such amazing work!

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