Friday, December 26, 2008

Some Embroidered Bits

The day after Christmas. It's "funny" outdoors....feels as if we are going to have a storm. One is predicted. How weird has the weather been this year anyway? So, I suppose a thunder storm would just fit right in. I have been out in the Nest nearly all day and gotten precious little accomplished other than making one of my "famous" lists. Hopefully in the coming year I'll be able to cross some of the listed items off. O Happy Day when that happens!

Meantime, I am looking forward to a New Year...while looking back at this one. 2008 has been particularly trying here and I will be quite happy to cheer in a new one in a few days.

One of the good things that happened this year was when, in February, I decided to begin a blog. I barely knew what blogs were when, there I was....sending words out into the blogosphere for who knows who to read...if anyone. It was a stretch for me, but I did it and although I wonder if it makes sense...I'm still doing it and loving it. I have a list of Favorite Blogs...see it over on the right and go "visit" some of them. There you will find a wonderfully diverse, fascinating bunch of bloggers who keep me entertained and interested in everything they write about. I've been told that some enjoy mine and I love hearing from my "readers."

Finding things to include in a post isn't easy. So, mostly, I just choose some photos and go for it. I get some helpful comments and I DO love them. I like that connection with people out there I would have never heard from otherwise. And, I like that somebody, somewhere is seeing what I do and responding to it. How great is that?

It's now the end of this awful, but interesting, year and I wanted to just look back a little by showing you some "bits" of photos previously shown. Some of my favorite parts of some of my favorite works.

An embroidered basket made into a button and added to a pincushion. A tree embroidered on an appliqued sampler quilt.
A section of an embroidered silk ribbon crazy quilt. A black, square "wreath" embroidered on a nine patch quilt. And, finally,
some embroidered flowers with an appliqued house on a quilted postcard.

It's seemed like a long year from my vantage point, but when I look at these little bits of my work that I've shown you on this blog...then I realize that a whole year DID actually FLY by!!!! Take care, Pat


Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

Pat, your embroidery is stunning. I need a class... I have two or three basic stitches and need to expand my skills!


Unknown said...

Well, Pat, I for one, am very glad you started your blog in February and I look forward to many more from you! Your embroidery and quilting is lovely. Love the "flash-back" pics! Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

Melody Marie Murray said...

The days are long, the years are short. I'm so glad I found your blog- your work is just extraordinary and I enjoy seeing your creations.

Robin said...

Wow, Pat... I'm sooooooooo glad you took up blogging... what a gift your posts are to me! Good idea to close out the old, messy, somewhat difficult year with pictures of some of your favorite hand work! Work of our hands keeps us sane, doesn't it?! Yours is lovely, indeed!

May the year ahead bring you many more creative endeavours and time for all you want!

Anonymous said...

Hello Pat,

I'm one of your readers and enjoy your posts - can't remember how I found you, possibly via someone else's blogroll, and I think I first liked photos of your garden??? I hope 2009 is a good one for you, I too am glad the old one is nearly gone and have high hopes for the next! Keep stitching and blogging, one makes friends and the world becomes a little smaller. Sue McB

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat:

I love your work and was steered to your blog from Beadlust's blog. I'm a fellow "mid-southerner" and have loved the warm weather, although the storm is raging here in Memphis at the moment.
I'm fascinated by your creativity and look forward to checking your blog often for new creations. Happy 2009!

Jackie said...

It certainly did fly by..but it does when you are enjoying yourself and I have really enjoyed meeting you on your blog. I have similar feelings of amazement, gratitude and friendship.
Keep it up.
x said...

Looking forward to sharing more time with you this year and getting work and fun done with you. If you had not started your blog then I would have never started mine. Thank you FRIEND!!!

Gayle said...

I'm so glad you started blogging. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy your posts and I can now do ribbon embroidery because of you!

Cathy said...

What a lovely quilt you created! Your embroidery and embellishment are so lively and beautiful! I have so many busy Christmas prints - you've given me the boost I needed to begin using them fearlessly. Hugs, Cathy

kymber said...

YOur work is so beautiful! I love looking at it all! You are such an inspiration.

Judy said...

Hi Pat, I love your embroidery. It so beautiful and you do such delicate work. I'm very glad you started your blog and I'm also very glad I found you. Although right now I'm not too sure how. I think it was from Andrea at Under the Blue Mood though.

Have a happy New Year.

Gaby Bee said...

Your embroidery is absolutely amazing. I would love to be able to watch you create! You are such an inspiration.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!
I look forward to more fun and sharing in 2009!

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