Thursday, July 16, 2009

Embroidered UFO's

Well, today has been "one of those days." My husband and I drove to Little Rock so he could get a CT Scan at the VA. It's an all day thing. It was HOT and HUMID. Afterward, we went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels where I hoped to find some beads in a color I badly needed. They were nowhere to be found. (I expect I'm going to have to resort to online shopping!) And, you know the next thing I'm going to say...."don't go hunting and gathering with your husband!" Indeed. He wants to help. And, you know the rest. Anyway, we used up a whole day, which wasn't a surprise, and both came home tired. He took a nap. I tried to get some work done, but my brain wouldn't cooperate....I know you know.

What I intended to do was work on this bird pincushion I am making. It turns out that this bird may be one of my most favorite things ever. And, it's taking much longer than I anticipated. I've never sewn a bird before. Not like this bird! To describe it...let me say I have used one strand of DMC floss throughout. It's tiny. It's so cute!!! That's all I can say at this time. And, with my focusing power being non-existant today...I've decided to wait until tomorrow to continue with that piece.

So, what to post about today? I decided to show you some more UFO's. Does it make you feel better about your UFO's when I show you mine? I hope so. Here are five little pieces of embroidery....which will turn into five lovely little finished pieces someday, hopefully in the not so distant future.

There is a silk ribbon embroidered basket. I've photographed these with my thimble beside them...hopefully to give you an idea of their size. I try to remember to post the sizes of what I make...but sometimes I forget. This one is 5 1/4 inches x 6 1/2 inches. I've no idea what I will do to it...we'll see that later. The same for the rest of these pieces.

How about a painted "clay pot" with geraniums? It's 1 3/4 inches x 3 inches.

A French Knot bouquet? 2 inches x 3 1/2 inches

Well, then....a tiny cross-stitched vase with a heart. (Love these hearts, as you know!!) 1 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches.

And, last, a somewhat larger cross-stitched vase with a heart 1 3/8 inches x 2 3/8 inches. (Wait til you see where these came from...well, when they are finished.)

So there you have it for today. Something pretty to look at after a long, tiring day. Do have a good weekend!!! pat

PS. I forgot to mention...all of these are original designs...except for the silk ribbon basket, which is a adapted from a vintage pattern.


Gayle said...

I'm glad you included a thimble in the photos as it shows the delicate work that was done with beautiful.

I was in Little Rock in July two years ago...and you are kidding about the humidity and heat...but the people sure are nice there.

Unknown said...

Wow, those are all so pretty! I like how you used the thimble for size comparison. Very clever!

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Cheryl said...

I love them all...but your interpretation of the vintage basket is my favorite.
You are tantilizing me once again with your description of the bird nest pincushion, but each day I wait will just increase the pleasure when I see it!

Judy said...

I love the idea of the thimble for comparison. They are all so very dainty and beatiful. I'm very anxious to see the bird. Only one strand huh? Sounds tedious!

allie aller said...

I am so glad I finally found your blog! I can't think what could have taken me so long...
Anyway, I had to link to you today, as I am trying to make flower motifs and yours are just so inspiring!

Maggie Ann said...

My, I wonder how many UFO's I have tucked away....hmmm. Yours are lovely and hold a promise of being close to finished I think.

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