Sunday, September 19, 2010

Embroidery~Mosaic Monday

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I love embroidery, do you? Recently, I won this book: Embroidery Craft: Stitching through the Seasons by Vicki Haninger. Vicki has a wonderful blog called Turkey Feathers. I've been enjoying my visits there for over three years now. Not only does Vicki sell embroidery patterns, she is very generous with free images for embroidery as you can see by her current offering of state flowers for a state flower quilt. *Here* is her page for New York's state flower—the rose. Have fun looking around!

Embroidery Craft... is a delightful book filled with darling images. Below is a numbered mosaic if you're interested in knowing the particulars of this mosaic. 

1. The book! (Glossy and a bit hard to photograph.) 2. The iron on patterns using patterns from the book. 3. My sweet note from Vicki hoping that I'll find hours of fun. 4. Yes, I've already started on the fun with this little blue bird. 5. A tea towel made from a pattern I purchased from Pattern Bee (Vicki's Online Embroidery Shop) a few years ago. 6. A tea towel close-up.
Thank you so very much, Vicki! I will be enjoying this book for years to come!

And, as always, big thanks to Mary at Little Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday!

40 comments:

  1. Vee- The little blue bird is so cute and I linked to turkey feathers- looks like a good read. I love to embroidery but I have let it slide since I do so much scrapbooking. I'll have to go find my stash. Have a great day.

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  2. Vee, I haven't embroidered in many a year....your images are lovely.

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  3. When I was younger I was really into embroidery. I was self taught. Haven't done it in ages. I have been learning to knit lately and really enjoy it. BTW, I enjoyed your post yesterday.

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  4. I have not done any embroidery in years, quilting takes most of my time these days. Yours are beautiful:)

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  5. What fun! I love embroidery ... to look at and to do. I find it relaxing. Love this post and congratulations on your win!

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  6. Great job on your little blue bird, looks like fun! Congratulations on your win!

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  7. Enjoy your new book. The little blue bird is sweet.

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  8. I haven't done embroidery for so many years ... could never quite find the time anymore! Your mosaics are just so beautiful ... as is your embroidery!

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  9. Lucky Gal...have fun!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  10. I used to do crewel work and cross stitch when I was young, Vee, but when "middle age eyes" hit me I found myself struggling to do such fine work. Maybe I'll try the rose however as it is also my birthday month flower! Your little blue bird is adorable and I love the tea towel.

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  11. No, I've never done embroidery but have always admired it, especially on cotton towels or pillow cases.

    I just LOVE the bird!

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  12. Beautiful mosaic of Embroidery. My partner loves stitching.

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  13. Oh my goodness - lucky you! I have recently started enjoying embroudery once again and am always on the look-out for good patterns - and these are perfect! I will definately go to her site - and can't wait to see what you make!

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  14. Hi Vee! Oh, I love embroidery and looks like a wonderful book. Love the vintage look.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  15. I am embroidering pillow cases for my daughter for Christmas....have a great Monday...m..

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  16. What a sweet little stitching book! What a nice lady Vicki must be! And she even has such a pretty name ;o)

    I'm not a stitcher. I did some embroidery in my much younger days. I love English smocking, tho. I did that when my kids were little and made little bubble suits and gowns for them. And little button on shorts and knickers for Josh. That's about the extent of my stitching. I love the look of embroidery but I just don't have time to squeeze anything else in...

    ((hugs!)) Vickie

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  17. I do love embroidery. And your work is beautiful! More birds, I notice.

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  18. What pretty birds! I always carry a stitchery project with me when I travel.

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  19. I love embroidery, your birds are lovely! Nice mosaic.

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  20. Congrats on winning the book. I love the cute little bird. I've never tried embroidery. Have a great week.

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  21. Mornin' Vee!

    I love this type of embroidery!! The blue bird is adorable. I remember so many pillow cases that my grandma & mom would use with embroidery on them that they had done in times when the radio was their entertainment and allowed them stitch & listen. Thank you for sharing Turkey Feathers sight... going there now!!

    big hugs, Sherru

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  22. I don't embroider, but certainly appreciate the effort & detail! Love your sweet little Bluebird :-)

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  23. I haven't embroidered in years. Lovely book full of inspiration.

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  24. So charming! And like Christine, I embroidered when I was younger -- pillowcases, my daughter's clothing, things for gifts. I haven't done it since my 20s. I really don't miss it because a thousand other things have taken its place. But I'm always impressed by people who practice the art.

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  25. Guess I have a mixed reaction to embroidery. Yes, it's sweet and old fashioned and dear, and can invoke nice, warm memories in me.

    But on the other hand, I once tried to use embroidery to distract myself, at a trying time in my life... And sigh, that only brings sad memories.

    Both sides of the coin. Like so much of life is, I guess...

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  26. I love the pictures that you put together to make this mosaic. The blues are so pretty and that tea towel is wonderful! I can never pass up anything that is embroidered.

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  27. your embroidery is beautiful as all that
    you do! my daughter loves to do that,
    too, but i just don't have the patience.

    what a treasure for your daughter and
    grandchildren someday.

    i've been praying for your sweet nan.

    i linked over here today. hope you don't
    mind.

    love,
    lea

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  28. Vee .. I'm visiting via myletterstoemily ... Your words are so inspiring .. I agree God does send us little messages .. we just have to be open to listen... Wishing you a great day! HHL

    www.attitudeIVlife.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the little blue bird. Embroidering is something that I don't do. Knitting, counted cross stitch, needlepoint and weave-its keep me busy!!

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  30. Love this...I have been wanting to do embroidery again...it has been years..I have a tea towel going
    Stopped by from Lea's blog...we both were mentioned in sharing struggles...I will be visiting through your blog

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  31. Very charming! Very lovely to look upon. You have a really interest blog.

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  32. What a fantastic book! I learned to embroidery from my grandmother. Remember those little yellow and blue packages that came with iron on patterns? I love your darling little blue bird.

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  33. This is a lovely mosaic! Yes, I do enjoy embroidery and appreciate the work that goes into making beautiful embroidered pieces.

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  34. Hi Vee:
    I just popped over from Lea's blog and enjoyed my visit here. I read your previous post as Catherine Marshall has always been one of my favorites! I hadn't heard that Peter Jr. died and it made me sad. Her book, "Beyond Ourselves' has always been one of my very favorites. I've quoted her opening sentence so many times in conversations...'the search for God begins at the point of need'.

    Thanks for the visit and the update!

    Sonja

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  35. How cute! With winter coming on, stitching is a great past time! congratulations!

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  36. What a lovely prize you've won! I haven't done embroidery since I had to stitch a costume for a folk dancing group I was in many years ago!

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  37. I love the embroidery, and the way you created the post looks like you embroidered some of the words. You are so clever. My sisters are better at this than I am...never have been good with the needle. Yet, I admire anyone who can. Lovely work Vee.

    Karen

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  38. Oh, I love embroidery...and treasure all my vintage pieces. Have fun with your new embroidery book! It looks like you are off to a good start.

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  39. Very nice book you have won! I enjoy embroidery. I am noticing some bends and bumps on my fingers that bother me when I crochet but so far I am still able to embroider.

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  40. I love your mosaic! I was planning to embroidery this summer...but I never quite got everything together that I needed! I bought thread and hoops...but not patterns! lol I guess I'll learn to eventually! ♥

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