Early Morning Light. You know I love it as it gives each little thing it touches a soft kiss and then silently moves on. Yesterday morning, as I watched the light move across my bed, I got my usual thrill from seeing the "sun glorified" embroidered pillow I had just added to the "pillowing," as the Old Navy Man used to call it. There just can't be a better visual treat than the one provided by the morning light. Don't you love it?
And, just a few minutes later....that glow is gone, the light in the room is less dramatic and morning has fully arrived. This pillow was made from a vintage piece of embroidered linen...falling apart from age and use. I do love it so when a piece of embroidery has been just loved to death and its parts rescued by some resourceful lover of embroidery.
And, to keep the record straight, I did not stitch this, but I did rescue it on one of my gathering expeditions. Also, I did not make the other two pillows....the embroidered one was given to me by my friend, Jean, and the small heart was given to me by my friend, Bibi. And, I am grateful for their generosity.
This is a fine example of Satin Stitch....one of my favorite embroidery stitches and one requiring a certain amount of skill and patience to stitch at this level. I hope you enjoy these photos of vintage embroidery - beautifully made.
OMG! Aren't these leaves fantastic?
I hope you enjoyed seeing these...as I never tire of looking at them.
Bird Nest Cottage