Thursday, September 1, 2011

HUSSIF FOR JAN

A new month and a new begining.


Some time ago when I made Rachel's hussif,( which I have shown here)
my daughter Jan, commented that someone else would like a hussif - meaning herself.  Jan had some years ago had made herself a hussif at one
of the workshops I had taught at Coromandel Guild, so I asked her what she wanted in a new hussif and her reply was one with all the tiny flowers I stitch on it.

The first piece I stitched with the tiny cross stitch flowers was in 1986, when I made a writing case for my mother when she moved into a rest home. After her death that piece came back to me and in 1991, I stitched for myself a hussif as a companion piece, this was followed in 1992 with my workbox that I have shown previously on my blog.

The hussif I use now was stitched much later again with the little flowers that I love.
The first flowers I stitched came mainly from the Danish designs, slowly I added to my collection from other sources and then added a few designs of my own, now I stitch often by memory making the flowers grow where I want them on the fabric.

The challenge will be to make this hussif my best one ever, I have the linen ready Permin 35 count Lambswool and today I started the planning, and I will share with you the making of this project- I have given myself 6 months to complete it.

13 comments:

Lynn B said...

Wow Lee I just love this box!!!! It is amasing, so beautifully stitched as always. Did you design it yourself? I need to go and find the other post that this is displayed on, I missed that somehow!

I love your blackwork too, I do have a blackwork pattern that I may get around to stitching one day.

Happy stitching Lee, can't wait to see your next project!

Lynn B said...

Sorry, I meant to say amazing! lol

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!! What an amazing piece. Congratulations--it is a masterpiece.

МамаФиалка said...

Its fantastic!!!!!!!

Annie said...

The box is so gorgeous. What a clever way to do the closing. You have so many wonderful ideas and you always execute them so well!

monsta_dude said...

Hey! Missed you at stitching on Tuesday, hope you're feeling much better now? Caitlyn's bird has turned out really well, you must both be so proud! Catch you next week hopefully.

Carol said...

What an exquisite box, Lee!! Your work is so, so special :)

Teresa said...

There are just no words that do justice to your beautiful work. They are both just so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cindy's Stitching said...

They are both so pretty and wonderful works of stitching.

Hippywitch said...

The box is so beautiful, how clever! I look forward to watching this project take shape :-)

gracie said...

As with everyone else, I love the box. Did you make it yourself? I think we all want one!

pam said...

The words I can think of just fall short of the stitching I see. wondermazingfantibeauful. How is that?

najma said...

so beautiful!!! congrats for such a lovely hussif
have a nice day