Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Sister's Silk Ribbon Pincushion

Well, as promised, here is the second silk ribbon embroidered piece of my sister's that I wanted to show you. Remember I said these were photographed late at night because I would probably have forgotten to do it the next day. You know how things go when you are visiting. So, I apologize for pictures that aren't all that great.

This is a pincushion I designed and made for Debbie...way back when. I used a hand-dyed fabric as a background...dyed by a friend of mine. Lots of silk ribbon. Doing projects like this just eats up ribbon, and it can get pretty expensive, but, hey....we have to do our bit to keep the economy going I always say. This one has a pretty 'soft' look to it and I like that.

I can't remember how long it took to make...I know at least one person always asks that. Fortunately for me, I am never concerned with how long it takes...for me it's always do I want to do it or not. The answer seems to always be YES!

Flowers, leaves, my favorite things are here....another beaded goodness, how I love making this kind of thing! And, my sister loves having it...good for both of us!

Let me know what you getting those comments and hearing how you feel about it.
It's that sharing thing that makes blogging so much fun.

And, speaking of that....I really try to respond to each comment. And, if I haven't responded to your comment, it generally means that there is no way for me to do that....for instance, commenting as "Anonymous" gives me no way to send you a message. I only bring this up because sometimes I feel bad that I can't say "thanks." Just so you know.

In a few days, look for another post. I've no idea, at the moment, what it will be about...something pretty maybe? I'll be in Mountain View, Arkansas, on Friday and Saturday where I will be doing a "thing" (that's what hubby calls these occasions) on it will be Sunday, probably, before I post again. I hope you look forward to it as much as I do!!! Take care, pat


BlurpleStyle said...

wow, these are amazing and so detailed! (:

parasols and maryjanes said...

Oh, My Dear, you have done it again. A wonderment. A mere pincushion? I think not. It's a little treasure. I even love the perfect penmanship of your signature.
A Sincere Fan.

sandi s said...

This pincushion is beautiful. I really like everything I see that you have made. Sandi

Sharon said...

Wow what a gift... you can tell it is made with love...very delicate I just love it.....thanks for sharing

Cindy P said...

That is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. I love the colors and the beading and embroidery. I've never done ribbon embroidery, but I'm going to have to give it a try. I love the look. You made that in 1994? The design is as fresh and pretty as if you had made it today.


Melody Marie Murray said...

Lovely! What a lucky sister. :-)

LindaNan said...

Just lovely!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh this is just wonderful! So beautiful!!

Safe travels :)

Christine said...

I just love your colour sense Pat, so delicate. I love your beaded edgings, they really finish the pincushions off beautifully. How do you decide when the design has enough flowers though, I always seem to go just that bit too far with my work. I guess when you do so many it's just intuition?
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work again,
Christine in Sydney Australia.

sparkle jars said...

Pincushion Perfection! :-)

Barbara C said...

What a perfectly lovely piece. The soft colors are so delicate.

What kind of ribbon do you use? I've been buying ribbon from various (on line) sources, but I haven't yet run across the textured ribbon you use in this piece.

Kathy said...

Pat, Your pincushion is so wonderful. The silk ribbon embroidery is awesome and the beaded edging, WOW! It must have been hard to part with it. Thanks for sharing.

Nicki Lee said...

Beautiful, Gorgeous, Awesome, Stunning, Incredible, Terrific!!! Must I go on?! You work always amazes me - I love every stitch!

Pat, how did I miss your 65th! I'm so sorry. Please know I'm sending you a big hug and lots of well wishes for a happy & healthy year ahead with lots and lots of happy stitching.


Ginger said...

just so you'll know.....a couple of weeks ago you told me where that "Three Bead Edging" came from and I was able to get a coy of Nancy Eha's book that it was in. Thanks a bunch! I believe I'll use it many times


bettyblossom said...

This is so wonderfully beautiful! Lovely and delicious!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

So beautiful! You must have a lot of patience to put all that beaded edge on. Gorgeous!

Deb said...

OMG Absolutely breathtaking

AngelDoll said...

Absolutely beautiful as all your work...tfs.

Jaybird said...

and the sister didn't show me :^(...wait 'till I see her!!!
It is beautiful!!

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