Tuesday, March 26, 2013

EASTER EGG DELIGHTS


A smile takes but a moment,
but it's effects somehow last forever.
J E Smith
 
 

I want to share with you some embroidery inspired by Faberge Eggs, our stitching friends latest challenge was to stitch an Easter Egg pocket in any method of stitching we wished and with the suggestion that inspiration could the lovely designs of  Faberge Easter Eggs.
 
 This lovely Egg shown here was the inspiration for the piece I made,  my design was a little simpler, using some lovely scraps of deep blue sari silk  with gold braid, gold cord  and gold rose beads I stitched  pink bullion stitch roses  with small sequin leaves to complete the design. I lined the pocket with gold tissue fabric and the finished pocket was  about 12cm in size. It has now been received by Joan.

 And the pocket I received in the exchange was made by Ann,  What a thrill to open her parcel and see the beautiful pocket she had made. My photograph does not do justice to the lovely deep colour of the fabric she has used. Ann made her pocket quite stiff which has made it  perfect for my slightly larger pair of embroidery scissors. I will now need to make  a new fob to go on my scissors, maybe a gold pansy to match the ltlle gold charm on the egg pocket.

 
And our next challenge is ? well nobody knows yet, but it will be something quite different.
Happy Stitching everyone.
 


10 comments:

Annette-California said...

Wow!!! Both egg pockets are Beautiful and amazing. Love all the beads and the theme of the challenge was ever so elegant.
Fantastic needlework. love Annette

Margaret said...

Faberge eggs are really beautiful works of art aren't they. I think yours does real justice to the legacy of both stitching and sumptuous eggs. Happy Easter

Evelyne said...

Lovely Fabergé eggs. Beautiful work again.
Good idea that you make a nice gold pansy scissor fob, great match!

Hugs, Evelyne

Carol said...

Such beautiful stitched eggs, Lee!! Your work is always so unique and lovely :)

Patty C. said...

Beautiful

Vickie said...

Oh lovely, lovely! I will be watching for that gold pansy. Pansies are my favorite flower.
Wishing you a Happy, Blessed Easter Lee.

cucki said...

so pretty x

Blu said...

They're both very lovely!

gracie said...

Both eggs are magnificent!

Laurie said...

Wow beautiful eggs...
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