Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hearts and Flowers and some Tomatoes

Hello and another week has passed by.

I got a bit distracted by some needlepoint this week.  I loved the different threads with their different textures and I loved the different stitches and how they covered the canvas.  The design is Jim Wurth's Hearts and Flowers (one of the dodecagon ornament series).   I also like the fact that it is rather sparkly and the beading gives a very dimensional aspect to it.




I have also finished off one of the floral panels on Baroque Garden - the tomato panel.  One day I might stitch something over one and not find my counting is a little bit off in one area (but only I know where the mistakes are and then I forget).   I still love how the floral panels end up looking like the original botanical plates (Gottorfer Codex).



I also have some things back from the framer but will post piccies of these later.  

I also mailed my Chatelaine smalls exchange to my exchange partner - it should arrive this week and then I can post some photos of that too

Happy stitching - there has been some lovely stitching on everyone's blogs in the last week


14 comments:

Ineke said...

Hearts and Flowers is gorgeous, Wendy. I can imagine you got a bit distracted. And the floral panel must have been a lot of work, stitching so perfect over one.

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Hey Wendy, that looks great, I love your over one stitching on the tomatoes (my favourite vegetable/fruit)

Mouse said...

ooo very pretty and i love the botanical one :) love mouse xxxx

Topcho said...

Hearts and Flowers is so beautiful! At first I thought it was a biscurnu, it really looks dimensional!

Heli said...

Hearts and Flowers is so beautiful it makes me want to pick up needlepoint too!

Pauline said...

Your stitchingwork is all very beautiful!

Claudette497 said...

Your needlepoint is wonderful, and the tomatoes are beautiful too. Congratulations on two stunning finishes!

Yvon (jioya) said...

heart and flowers is looking very good, as do the tomatoes.

Hugs Yvon.

Rachel said...

Wow, they are both wonderful! But I really LOVE the Hearts and Flowers piece! The specialty stitches look amazing!!! :)

Stitching Noni said...

What beautiful stitching. The needlepoint is stunning, and your tomatoes are simply delicious looking!

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mdgtjulie said...

Lovely stitching Wendy. I love your ornie. How big is it? It's beautiful! I may have to look for that! And you Chat is looking good too. They do like a lot alike, the panel on your Chat and the botanical plate. Do they all match like that? Can't wait to see your small, and all your framed work. Wonderful!!

Joysze said...

Oh my goodness, Wendy, Hearts and Flowers is stunning!!!!! I love it!! :D

Love your new baroque plants... are those tomatoes? YUMMMM!!!!

Lissanne said...

Hearts and Flowers is sooo pretty!! I love it! Your Baroque is so beautiful, I just can't seem to start it, still unsure about what color to use.

Nancy in IL said...

The needlepoint, which I've never tried, is simply stunning! I've never seen anything quite like it!

Adore the Baroque Gardens piece. Your stitching is divine! I love the overall look of it - as you say, it takes on the look of the plates.

I also love the semi-mystery of Birds of a Feather - have been seeing progress on a blog for that purpose and can't remember if I've seen yours on that one or not. But it's a beautiful sampler!

Thanks for the advice on the Chat fabric. I ended up buying a 3rd piece! It's antique white, 28ct pearl linen, and I'm very happy with it. I always enjoy a visit to your blog.