Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WHERE DID THE TIME GO ?



 So much to catch up on, its almost a month since my last post. With the cooler days I must admit to spending more time by the fire than here at the computer, and that has meant more stitching!
 Ann and Colleen two very good friends, made the long trek down to here and spent four days with me, the weather was wet and cold but who cares when you can sit and chat and stitch with friends. Ann and I worked on a special project still in the designing stages... little mouse travels. and as Ann had been the tutor for a Latvian workshop I had attended two years ago and my piece was still unfinished I asked her for a refresher course and here is the results I stitch this small coaster as a practise piece. 
 
 I have used it on my May Journal page for the Needlework Masters Monthly challenge. On each page I am trying to use a piece from the past, a newly stitch piece and of course another beetle, this time my piece from the past, is the mushroom was from a workshop many years ago and for my beetle I have used cord not metal threads.


 
 Next finished piece has been  a small white work cushion filled with Lavender for Stitching friends Challenge, this design was copies from an old piece of Italian Embroidery, a set of table mats the original was stitched in blue.
 
 
 Lastly IHSW has just been and yes I have been stitching firstly finishing my challenge piece for tonight's Guild challenge not photographed yet so will have to share that later, and more beetles, these are fun to stitch and I thought it could be fun to share some too. One is earmarked for a friend but the rest are give a ways, so please comment on which one you like best you never know it might just find its way to your home.

 
need a closer look ???


 
 

Look forward to reading your comments.

17 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lee:
I'll go first! Your embroideries are truly awe inspiring, my friend. I love all your beetles, but I think I love #3 or #4 the best. The red in #4 is stunning! True works of art.

Thank you for the opportunity to have my name drawn. I'd be honored to own a piece of your handwork.

xo
Donna

Anne said...

Oh wow Lee! I'm always in awe of your creations and the diversity of your embroidery! So hard to pick a favourite beetle. It's a toss up between 3 and 4, but 1 and 2 are equally nice as well! Thanks for the chance to win one of these delightful creations!

Annette-California said...

Oh Lee, your stitched pieces are all beautiful. Love your May page and all your beetles are so pretty. I love number 1:) You are so very generous. Thank you love Annette

Evelyne said...

Hi Lee, I love you new May page!
There is much too see in this post!
The lavender cushion is also beautiful and the coaster.Very nice that your friends came over and that you can stitch together!
I love all the beetles, but I love number 4 beetle the most!

Have a nice time.
With love Evelyne

Catherine said...

Your work is so amazing and beautiful! I keep going back and staring at the detail in those beetles! I love silver, so I would go with 2 or 3, but they are all wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

Annie said...

Just a ton of treasures! I'm always stunned when I read your blog. Such a variety of techniques and every piece is so perfect and detailed. Love it all!

Jodi S said...

Wow - they are mini works of art! Gorgeous! I would love a chance at any one of them!

cucki said...

awwww Love your May page and all your beetles are so pretty....
I love number 2:) You are very sweet... Thank you..
love x

gracie said...

So nice to hear from you...lovely stiching as usual....

geeky Heather said...

Your Latvian piece is very, very pretty. I love the purple! The white work cushion is also lovely...the way the wrapped (?) bars cross is amazing. Now, all those beetles are amazing!! I can't decide if I like 3 or 4 better...I like 4's colors and fat little face but 3 has a sense of motion to me. All of them are very nice!

Merilde said...

Dear Lee, As always your work is stunning. I have been intrigued with your beetles, trying to figure out how you stitch them! I would be honored to have one and I love #2. Thank you for the opportunity!
Lori
LoriDE454@gmail.com

Beaj said...

Hi Lee,
I just love looking at all your gorgeous stitching and am in awe of all the lovely things you do. Your talent and imagination are amazing. All your beetles are gorgeous but I think #4 is my favorite.
Your generosity is appreciated...:)

Carol said...

Such exquisite finishes, Lee--those beetles are just stunning!!

Zurainny Ismail said...

I truly love the coaster - so lovely & elegant. And though all the beetles look charming, my choice is beetle no. 3! :D

Jan said...

What fabulous work

Karoline said...

Your May page is gorgeous & I love all the beetles

Lynn said...

Wow Lee these are just simply gorgeous, I just had to comment on these. Of course I do not expect to have my name in the hat as I have already received some of your exquisite stitching that is pride of place in my craft room but I just had to congratulate you again on your exquisite workmanship!
You really are a superb needlewoman.