Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018 so much to look forward to......

Its New Years Day here, the year has come in damp and any rain will be welcomed by the farmers who are facing drought situation, for me it means a good day for stitching..... I was up early so I could log on to Linen and Threads to see what  the start of their new mystery sampler looks like, quite different from the 2017 one, which I am not quite finished but I just had to have a new start for the new year! will share when I am a little further on. What I can share is the last of my exchange gift, again I made  hearts.  These are a set of two as there were two piece of lace left from another project that were perfect in size and shape.
I have also heard from Annette in California that her gift has arrived, so another heart to share with you. This one is a needle book, stitched with a combination of hardanger, blackwork and surface embroidery stitched on 40 count permin linen.
The hardanger edge was inspired by something found ages ago on the internet, unfortunately I cant find it again to give credit to the designer.

 the blackwork  pattern is stitch in old gold silk and in this case forms a damask like pattern

 
and don't you just love it when a photo is upside down and nothing you do manages to turn it over.

I have enjoy the hearts so much and there are so many lovely designs out there so I have made my personal challenge for this year, ... hearts in as many different embroidery techniques as possible.

The guild here is stitching My Italian Love affair as their monthly projects, so I must  share with you  the rest of the pieces I stitched .. here is the Punto Antico piece. I love this work and over the years have stitch many pieces using this technique.... more to share when I have uploaded the photos.

 
To all who visit my blog, very best wishes for the new year, may it be blessed with many stitching hours.





10 comments:

gracie said...

Lovely projects as always. Love the Italian piece. Best wishes for 2018.

Hillview Embroidery said...

Such lovely projects, these hearts are just gorgeous.

Merilde said...

Beautiful projects. Love the hearts - all your different versions. Wishing you the best for 2018, Lee, with lots of lovely stitching! Lori

Jennifer said...

Very pretty work! I love the needlebook heart.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy new year Lee. 2018 will be an amazing year. Love the hearts

Madtatter80 said...

Some how I missed these beautiful hearts, Happy New Year friend!

Madtatter80 said...

Hey check may blog I put the gift you sent me on it and Thank You once again you are so sweet!

Madtatter80 said...

Oh Yes now you have to scroll down a little, I forgot to mention it to you when I posted it!

Diane Lithgow said...

They are wonderful. Can’t wait to get started when I get back from holiday.

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