Tuesday, May 6, 2014

STRAWBERRIES

Curly-locks! Curly-locks! Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine;
But sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam,
and feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream! 
 
 did you sing this as a child ?  I have had a lovely time sewing strawberries not eating them with sugar and cream. Stitching friends challenge this time was to make an embroidered strawberry, just one but as you can see I got carried away and I still have a couple to finish. Some of these ones have been made in toning's to suit the person who received them, hence the black and silver one. Mine is the soft mauve so I can tuck it in with my violet needlework accessories. The challenge on is on the bottom left picture and bottom right is the one I sent to Annette in America.  These are very easy to make and rather delightful to use as a small pin cushion.    
                                                            
   I have shared with you  how to make them on my other blog Other side of the mountain here
  

15 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Lee! These are gorgeous! I can't wait to see how you make them. No cream necessary. ;-)
xo
Donna

Anne said...

They are so sweet, each one unique! Love the bottom right one!

Raven/Missy said...

The strawberries are adorable, well done.

Annette-California said...

Oh Lee I'm so grateful & blessed by you!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my sweet strawberry you made me:) Thank you so much.
All of them are gorgeous! How lovely to see them all together.
I am hopping on over to your other blog to learn how to make them.
You are talented and precious.
hugs Annette

Evelyne said...

Beautiful strawberry's, well done Lee.

Have a nice stitching time, Evelyne

Merilde said...

This are lovely, Lee. I have not seen any like this before. You are so very creative and your stitching is always exquisite.
Lori

Annie said...

Those are so perfect and fit right into strawberry season here! Beautiful work as always.

I hadn't heard or seen that rhyme in many years. Seems like a great subject for a cross stitch pattern!

Rhona said...

They are gorgeous!

cucki said...

So sweet x

Vickie said...

Fabulous, fabulous work Lee! I have printed off your directions. Thank you.

Blu said...

They're so cute! I definitely want to try making one.

Lynn B said...

Lee these are so beautiful, I love them! Congratulations on such wonderful finishes, they truly are breathtaking.

Joan Sawkins said...

What fun

Karoline said...

They are beautiful, congratulations

Melissa said...

I just found your blog through Annette's. The strawberries are gorgeous!