Monday, November 18, 2013

WEEKEND'S EFFORTS

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

I have had a very successful  Hermits Weekend, I hope everyone else taking part last weekend had a good weekend too. Here is my lavender cushion finished. It is stuffed with lavender, not the type of lavender shown in the photo but English lavender which has by the far the loveliest scent and retains it when its has been dried.
 
It is backed with a piece of Liberty fabric, chosen because it is a fine soft fabric  and is nice to handle. My sister takes a small lavender pillow with her when travelling and this new one will be waiting for her to collect when she visits me next month.
 
 
Today was good light for photographing and at last I took some photos of my October page for my Journal, yes I am running late with this. For this one I have a Pulled thread embroidery piece and the beetle has been appliqued
 
 
I am very pleased with my weekends stitching, two other small  items finished cannot be shown at this time however I will share them later. The first goes out in the post this week.
 
 It is now time for me to make a new list of Things to stitch.
 
 

17 comments:

Annette-California said...

Incredible October page - the pulled embroidery is stunning and your beetle looks amazing Lee. I don't know how you managed to work with those tiny pieces. You sister is going to LOVE what you stitched for her. The ladies are beautiful and the sweet rabbit:) You did such good wording that I can smell the lavender. I say you had a successful weekend stitching. love Annette

gracie said...

Love the lavender pillow and those beetles....love them all.

cucki said...

Aww such a cute pillow..I love it
And beetles are so cute too
Big hugs x

Chris said...

The lavender pillow is so sweet. Your October page is just amazing. Have a great week!

Catherine said...

Sweet pillow and amazing beetle!!

Annie said...

That pillow will be a delight for your sister! So nice to be able to use your talents to make something that is guaranteed to be appreciated!

The pulled work and beetle are marvelous. Yes, I'd say you and a very productive weekend!

Vickie said...

Oh my! What a beautiful, beautiful treasure you have made your sister. I love so many of the Liberty fabrics.

Anne said...

You made such a lovely little pillow for your sister. The lace trimming is pretty and I really like that fabric. Never heard of Liberty fabrics. Your October page is amazing. The pulled embroidery piece is so intricate and very cool! Of course I love your beetles too...still admire mine :D

Hugs

Akila said...

Stunning finishes Lee. Love the delicate lace trimming. The pulled embroidery and the beetle compliment each other so well.

Carol said...

Oh, that pillow is just adorable, Lee--love the idea of filling it with lavender, too. And another beautiful page for your journal--I hope you'll show a recap of each month at the end of the year!

Createology said...

Your stitching is perfection. I adore the thought of traveling with a small lavender pillow as lavender is so relaxing. I love Liberty fabric and how soft and luxurious it is. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Jackie said...

Your lavender pillow/sachet is gorgeous! Beautifully stitched and finely finished. Swoon!

Ellen said...

Hi Lee.

I "stumbled" upon your blog thanks to our mutual friend, Annette. What a wonderful surprise I found when I saw that you had made a pillow out of part of one of my designs. I am so flattered that you like the design, and I love what you did with it.

I'd love for you to send me some photos of your completed WMN projects so I can show them on my blog.

Looking forward to meeting you in person in March. Wish we could figure a way to get Annette there also.

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done, congratulations!

Evelyne said...

Wonderful October page! Lovely white flower you made!The beetle is also fantastic.
Great work Lee.
Have nice stitching week, Evelyne

feather-stitching.com said...

Love love love the pulled thread piece and the beetle ... just beautiful :)

shirley flavell said...

Love your lavender pillow Lee, such a lovely gift. Your October page is stunning, the book will end up being an absolute treasure. Happy stitches, Shirley