May 15, 2010

Itchin' To Stitch...

I finished these silk ribbon embroideries on the ground fabric
that will soon become two new Hearts Desire sachet hearts.
I'll list them in the Boutique tomorrow.

As I was stitching along, I realized that I'm using silks that
I've had since I closed Stitches in 1998. (Stitches was the name of my
needlework shop in Wisconsin, which I owned for nearly ten years.)
The fibers are twelve years old! Not vintage by any means, but
the chances of matching the colors are slim to none.

You know what that means, don't you?
Time to go shopping!
I found wonderful colors.
...and all manner of beautiful hand-dyed silks.
I'm no longer limited to the few colors from my "silk stash".
I've wound them all onto their card labels (for reorder,
of course!) and I'm ready to create with these new silks.

New colors, new flowers, new hearts - small and large.
Next week, I'll add my first large heart cushion to the Boutique.

I'm just a little excited to get started, so I'll close for now.
My fingers are just itchin' to stitch.
I've added new ACEO cards, which are available for purchase. If you're interested in any of these cards, please just email me, as I haven't listed them up on Etsy yet. Here's the link to the album which shows the new cards. Thanks to Tammy of Simple Southern Happiness for encouraging me to list some of my ATCs for sale. (The difference between an ATC and an ACEO is that ACEOs can be sold, and ATCs cannot.)

15 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Donna, all I can say is WOW! Your pink roses are gorgeous and the purple is just out of this world. I've got a very good blogging friend that I need to tell about you and your SRE ~ she is very talented, too, and would so love your blog!

Please stop by my blog and enter my Cottage Charm giveaway when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Knäulchen`s Landhausquilt said...

Zauberhaft schön die Stickerei, wunderbar. Die Seidenbändchen sind ein Traum.
Ich habe auch hangefärbte Seidenbändchen im Farbverlauf. Nur habe ich diese noch nicht verarbeitet, weil mir die zu Kostbar sind.

Liebe Grüsse Gaby

Debby said...

Love all the beautiful colors of ribbon and your work is so beautiful.

Deb said...

I'm just in awe of your embroidery! So beautiful. And all those silks - I can't wait to see what you turn out with those beauties.

PeggyR said...

You do such lovely work. I love the pin cushions I bought from you!

Claudia said...

I am in awe of silk ribbon embroidery. You do beautiful work, my friend.


Sharon said...

Really beautiful Donna!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Donna, I love seeing your ribbon embroidery so much ~ I've done just a tiny bit of it myself and so love the look of have an amazing selection of colors!!! It's so good you saved your stash from your shop ~ wishing you a wonderful, creative week!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Andi's English Attic said...

The purple flowers are particularly beautiful.
(Donna, I just realised I used two of your pics on my blog without asking you first. It was to illustrate the AiW bookmark you sent me. I really apologise that I didn't ask first.) xx

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I sure wish I didn't have so much arthritis in my thumbs. Cause I'd love to be hand stitching again. I so loved the feeling of serenity it gave me.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I love the little doll coat and beret on one of your previous post. I do so much like to look at the silk embroidery that you do. It is so pretty. I hope you are having a wonderful day. We just got home from our trip and I am visiting and reading blogs this evening while I unwind from driving in the rain all day. Your Missouri Friend

Carol at Serendipity said...


Your work is just exquisite! Sorry I haven't seen much of you this year! taking lace workshop at Susan's this weekend.


Michelle May said...

Simply beautiful. I can relate to the "itch'in to stitch." Seems there are never enough hours in the day when it comes time to get all the creative things out of my head and into my hands!

Charlene said...

Donna, Just had to come by & see what's new in your world & I can tell you I LOVE those new silks you have carded. I want to go look at your new things for sale. Hate to be stupid but, what is ACEO? I know ATC Artist Trading Card but, the other was new to me. HUGS! Charlene

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh, yum! What a nice collection of silk ribbon. I love the ACEO's,,you should show them here!
You do inspire me...


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