5.04.2008

simple process

I read somewhere that embroidery is 'painting with thread.' So I went to our dictionary and this is the entry:
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Embroidery. Pronunciation: \im-ˈbrȯi-d(ə-)rē\ Date: 14th century
1 a: the art or process of forming decorative designs with hand or machine needlework.
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So I am slowly 'forming decorative stitches' on these embroidered blocks for this reminds-me-of-1950's-curtains wall-hanging. And of course, I can't believe how just a simple process can bring such beautiful results. I swear, the yellow flowers seemed to pop up in bloom right before my eyes. The smattering of those yellow flowers were so much fun to stitch and so much fun to look at. And as someone who used to only paint, this is by far a better medium to be working with.

10 comments:

Quiltersal said...

Your embroidery work is exquisite! Truly lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Dandelion Quilts said...

You've been busy. Looks great.

Knot Garden said...

It's so nice to see the traditional embroidery stitches used. You are right, the yellow flowers just spring to life! Beautiful work.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! You are doing such a lovely job with your stitches. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. ~Adrienne~

Helen said...

Very impressive. The stitchery looks great. Love to see the finished project/quilt :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the embroidery - simply beautiful!!

Kris

AJ said...

Your right those yellow flowers really do "pop". I love the fact that there is a little green mixed in there as well. It is really quite stunning, I might have to learn how to do that myself.

Cath said...

Oh, that's gorgeous!

Jackie said...

When I first saw your pictures of this quilt, I absolutely loved it! Now I love it even more!! Simply beautiful! You are truly an artist!

meggie said...

How lovely your embroidery looks. It is very soothing to work on it, I find.