July 31, 2009

Look What I Found...

I was tidying up (ok, I was cleaning and purging) in the studio yesterday, and look what I found! I had started this project a long, long time ago - when we still lived in Wisconsin. When we moved, this was put in the box with some of my other needlework projects, and then just went into the bottom drawer of my pattern file when I moved into my current studio.

As I opened that bottom drawer yesterday, these ribbon embroideries caught my eye. The embroideries are completely finished and all I have to do is assemble them as pincushions into the shaker bases that I have for them. I can't believe I'd forgot all about them! Especially knowing how much I love pincushions.

If you've never tried silk ribbon embroidery, it's really a fun and although there are specific stitches for creating the different flowers, the stitcher has a lot of leeway in the finished design. You can embellish nearly anything with the embroideries. Very pretty - and definitely very vintage.

I think they've waited long enough for me to finish them. I bet you can't wait to see them all put together.

By the way, can you believe it's August 1st already? Only 6 more days until my 100th Post Giveaway!!!

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What gorgeous works of needle art! So glad you rediscovered them!

Claudia said...

They are beautiful! I find myself thinking more and more about ribbonwork. It is so lovely. Maybe I'll have to try it some time soon!

DeeDee said...

oh yes I cannot wait to see what this will look like all finished up...will stay tuned..

100th post...wow..I will watch for this too..

Riet said...

Beautiful needlework. Have a nice day


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