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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Aaaah, just love that shabby chic look!

Thanks to all those who have wished me well with my hand. It was so much better earlier this week, then I got a bit too confident and decided to do some deep cleaning - of course all those boxes and suitcases that had to be lifted and sorted, emptied and replaced...well, my hand responded with a relapse and here I sit annoyed at my stupidity and nursing a swollen wrist again.
I shall wait until it's all recovered before I attempt to make heavy use of it again. A lesson painfully learned.

So what else have I been doing? I played around with some sketches for embroidery designs...do you like this one?

Well, I loved it - so I stitched it!
I added some applique, and chose some gorgeous silk thread for the roses - it added that touch of something 'special'.

To display the finished embroidery I painted a 50 year old vintage frame that belonged to my husband's mother. It had aged to a very dirty cream/yellow but a quick coat of white semi-gloss was all it needed to transform it, and now I have a beautiful new shabby chic addition to my walls!


This only took a day to do from start to finish, so I'm going to spend time this weekend doing some more sketches and hopefully make a partner or two for my lovely project in the coming week.

If there is enough interest I *may* share this original design with you.
Leave a comment if you'd like a copy.

34 comments:

Nadine said...

You bet, I LOVE it, dear ! It's simply gorgeous ! ;>)
I'd be so happy if you'd share this lovely pattern of yours...

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Simone said...

I would LOVE to receive a copy of this wonderful design!

Ana said...

I love it too :)

Tozz said...

I was scrolling down your blogs page and came across the sketch and thought Ooh I love this...then scrolled down a bit more and you had sewn it and just loved it totally. Then I scrolled down and read some more and you sharing it :) how awesome!! Thank you so much :)

barb's creations said...

WOW what a gorgeous stitchery.What a lovely combination of applique and stitchery with my two most favourite things....flowers and hearts.I would love to be able to share this pattern with you.Thanks for inspiring me :) Barb.

Handmade by Mai said...

Can I please have a copy of this pattern, it's so nice. Thank you

Jeni said...

how beautiful is that.....
well done ...a big pat on your back ...I just love the pastel colours

Jeanette said...

Just lovely. Love to have a copy of your design.

Marjoijn said...

What a lovely sweet pattern.
I'd love to share a copy with you.
Thanks a lot.
Bye, Marjolijn
marjolijnvanwijk@gmail.com

The Faerie Queen said...

That is beautiful, you are so good at this, and please, please share the design. xxxx

Diane said...

That is beautiful! I love the design and the colors you chose. I already have the perfect place for a copy on a quilt I am making for my niece's wedding quilt. Please add my name to those who hope you decide to share your design.
Hoping that your wrist heals quickly and that you have a great weekend.

MYRA said...

Wow! I am impressed! It's absolutely lovely! OH do please share... 8-)

Sheri Howard said...

That is so sweet, who wouln't want that???? I would! Thanks for showing us your work. :)

Ruth B said...

I think this is a beautiful design and I love the shabby chic look of your finished and framed stitching. Thank you for offering to share it with us!

Allie said...

That is gorgeous! VERY shabby chic - the frame is the perfect finish. I wish I had a tenth of your talent.

Annette said...

This is so beautiful. I love it! You have a wonderful talent. It would make my day to have a copy of the pattern.

Terry said...

It is beautiful! I'd love to have the pattern to make this stitchery for myself! Thank you for (maybe) sharing it with us! :0)

Adrienne said...

I just love all your work. I have projects stacked to the ceiling and you are inspiring me to get going on most of them. Thanks!!

Your pillow ideas are wonderful. I have bunches of old linens and vintage embroidery pieces that could be put to use in this manner.

As for Shabby Chic - LOVE it. I sell lots of re-done pieces in the Shabby Chic style on ebay.

As to your wrist - if it's carpel tunnel you need surgery post haste! I've had both wrists done and it was the all-time best thing I've ever done. Waiting can produce permanent damage.

Sheila said...

I love this stitchery , just so pretty ,I'd really love to have a copy of the pattern .
Sheila

Cattinka said...

I would very much be interested in you sharing the original pattern. This stitchery is awsome, I can´t wait to see more.
KATIRN W.

henriar said...

Sincerely it is a beauty, whenever I see your blog I like it much more, you are an artist, to be grateful for yourself for each of the details that you present and please if you can send this design,It is a pretty combination of technologies, my mail
henriar59@gmail.com
Apologizing for the language, it is not my natal language

patty said...

your shabby chic roses are beautiful. you are so talented. I would love to recreate this for my bedroom. I think it would add a bit of romance. please share with me.
warm wishes,
Patty
pdelia5@aol.com

Margot said...

I hope soon to improve your hand. I am interested in why it is beautiful...lovely :)

Judy in Michigan said...

I would love to have a copy of this beauty!! Your selection of fabrics and threads is just wonderful! Thank you!!!

Narelle said...

Oh yes please! It's super gorgeous!

You're lucky to be so creative.

GailM. said...

I'd love to have your pattern. I love the whimsical look of it.

soggybottomflats said...

This is so beautiful, as your handwork is. I would love a pattern please! Thank you, Elaine

The Quilted Pomegranate said...

I like the sketch a lot. Was thinking how you could also do a "mod" interpretation like from the US in the 60's.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Okay ladies - you convinced me! You can find the link to my design in my latest blog entry, dated April 4th!
Please show me your completed stitchery - send me a photo or show it on your blog and send me the link.
Happy stitching, Jenny.

Daisy Jayne said...

LOVE it, It's simply gorgeous !
I'd be so happy if you'd share this lovely pattern of yours...Hope your hand/wrist is back to normal soon.....

maria said...

IT IS VERY PRETTY AND CHIC LOVE THE COLOURS, MAY I PLEASE BE ABLE TO HAVE A COPY.
HUGS
HAPPY EASTER

Juweliertje said...

I love it, it's so cute!

helen in NJ said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. I would very happy in receiving a copy of your next desing.

petticoatjunction said...

OMG this is so beautiful! What a gift God has given you!
Have a Blessed Easter
Diane