vendredi 20 avril 2007

Busy Sunday!

Mireille came on Sunday to embroider with me.
I met her on CQI and we became friends; it is easy to meet each other as she is living also in Belgium ;o)



We are doing the same project: a beautiful “passiflora” designed by Lesley Turpin-Delport.
We explore the different stitches we can use to add texture to the embroidery. Each of us made her personal selection in threads and colors so even if the design is the same the result will be different.



It was a real sunny Sunday and we had the opportunity to embroider on the terrace; accompanied by the birds’ songs we embroidered and talked as much as we could!!!
A perfect Sunday…





I worked on the “big bud” doing some more picots for the petals and the calyx in detached buttonhole.


For the picots I used DMC “normal” thread and “flower thread”, unfortunately I can’t find that flower thread in DMC, they are no more distributed in Belgium. If somebody can tell me if we can still find them somewhere else?! That would be good news!

4 commentaires:

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 a dit…

Hi Elizabeth,
It's so nice to see your beautiful garden, Mireile stitching, and even my sunflower pincushion!! I wish I could joined your embroidery lesson some day. Your embroidery is always beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am so happy. Hideko

Allison Ann Aller a dit…

What a beautiful view you have!
The DMC flower thread is discontinued...but there is a store here in Portland that still has some. Which colors do you need?

BöskeZ a dit…

We could do that: a stitching retreat some day! why not?!?!?!
I didn’t pay enough attention to the picture before posting it; I had to check to see your beautiful pincushion. I am using it all the time.

Yes, I love my garden! I’m just so sad that I can’t work in it any more… only play a little bit. But I still enjoy it so much ;o) especially when the sun shines!

Mireille a dit…

Elisabeth,
It is so great to embroider with you in your garden. I love those sundays. thank you very much for those moments. And yes it would be great if one day we could embroider with Hideko. And maybe one day our dream became....
Mireille