Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Harvest of Blessings

Hello everyone, I'm glad I finally have something done to show you!  This is a Brightneedle design from the 2002 Keepsake Cross Stitch Calendar.  I used my own selection of Gentle Art Sampler threads and finished it up like a giant pinkeep for hanging on the wall.  Here it is in our kitchen.  I changed the  little dog figure at the top to a cat, not that I don't like dogs, but it just seems more appropriate in a house full of cats.
Brown ric-rack finishes off the edges.
I also did an embroidery for another wall hanging, this one will go in my sewing room.  It was a free design that was shown done all in variegated pink but I decided I wanted to do it in different colors.  You can find this lovely free design at the wonderful blog We Love French Knots.  Click on free patterns, then scroll until you get to the August 29, 2011 post where there is a feature on the artist Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool.  At the bottom of that post there is a link for downloading the pattern.
Do you remember in my last post where I had shown a picture of a morning glory growing in our house and mentioned that I was thinking of getting a morning glory tattoo?  Well, about a week and a half ago I went to Lakeview Tattoo and here is the result.
It's not the best picture, I had to take it in the bathroom mirror, which isn't very easy to do, it was hard to hold the camera still with one hand, but you can get an idea of how it looks.  It was done by Erik, the artist who also did my cat tattoo last summer.  I love morning glories and I think he did a great job on it.  Thank you for all the very kind comments on my last post, it's always so nice to hear from you and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Nancy said...

Your Harvest Sampler is lovely Karen - beautiful choice of colors! The wall hanging for your sewing room is wonderful, and what a pretty sewing machine design. Your work, as always, is so pretty!

Beautiful tatoo too!

Sally said...

I love your Harvest Sampler Karen. It is so pretty.

Love your tattoo! I keep saying I'm going to have a small one when I'm 50 but I don't know if I have the courage to get one!

Penny said...

Your Brightneedle piece is so sweet. I love the design and the colors in it. :) You did a lovely job on the finishing too! Pretty embroidered wall hanging. Your tattoo is beautiful ~ I love it!

sana said...

Beautiful finish! The motif of cat is cute too!!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the lovely stitching. Your tatto is lovely as well! blessings,Kathleen

shirley said...

I like your stitching too, but the tattoo must have hurt some.

Deepa said...

Love the wall hanging,very neatly done..

Solstitches said...

Your Brightneedle finish is gorgeous. I have not seen that design before on any blog.
Love your sewing machine embroidery too.
I can imagine the tattoo must have taken a long time! It looks great.