Monday, May 21, 2012

Endings and New Beginnings

Lots of stitching going on around here.
Back in January, my friend Vicki asked
me to join her in a project.  We will be
blogging about it soon, but here is a
little sneak peek.  The last of the little
quilts went into the mail to Vicki today.
My latest pendant, I love the
colors and it looks so pretty
with the “little green apples”.
Mr. Magpie had to cut a limb
out of an apple tree that was
laying on our 4 board fence.
He thought the apples would
be nice to use in a photo and
he was right!
The beginnings of my Schwalm Embroidery
work.  Luzine’s lovely book arrived Friday.
She sent the linen, needles and threads
for me to stitch a project from her new
book for left-handers.  I have begun reading
Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework
and I am learning new things already.
  The stitch above is a Coral Stitch,
a new stitch for me.  Luzine’s instructions
are clearly written and there are photos
to serve as quick reminders,
so important when trying to form an
unfamiliar stitch. 
New beginnings and projects ending.
Love to all,


Anita said...

Lovely pendant! looking forward to see your Schwalm project Deb.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great colors in your pendant. Your Schwalm stitching looks like it would be tricky. Nice job on it though. What is the stitch shown called?

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Deb,
what a very beautiful post, I totally love that little quilt my dear, and your pendant is stunning ,too.
And good luch stitching left hand! must be very difficult!

Suztats said...

Teddy looks cuddly warm beneath that gorgeous little quilt. And is that jewelery I see? Embroidered and beaded jewelery? Nice.
I'm enjoying your Schwalm embroidery.

deanna7trees said...

love the colors in that first stitchery.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Deb, your artwork is beautiful.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Doreen G said...

Love the little quilt Deb and by the looks of it so does Teddy.
I love Coral stitch and yours looks fabulous.

Theresa said...

Beautiful project! Love the pendant and your husband is correct, the apples are the perfect backdrop! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Createology said...

Deb dear I do not know how and where you find the time to do sew many lovely stitched pieces. Your pendant is lovely and Mr. Magpie is super smart about the apples and being photogenic. I shall enjoy your Schwalm Embroidery as I don't even know what it is but it is beautiful. I am looking forward to your reveal with Vicki. Stitchilicious!!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deb. Great photo of the teddy with the beautiful mini-quilt. Beautiful embellishment on it. Very pretty pendant too. I just love your sweatshirt jacket--glorious colors and fabrics. Who would know it's a sweatshirt now? Can hardly wait to see it completed!
best, nadia

Susan said...

Good morning....I love the Schwalm embroidery...oh my I am inspired.

luvbnmom said...

Wow. The pendant is so cute! I really like the colors, very vibrant.

Mánya said...

That is the cutest little quilt your Teddy is cuddling under! Great pendant, too. Your start on the Schwalm embroidery looks really promising, it is going to be a beauty, I am sure.

libbyquilter said...

love the pendant colors ~ that pop of orange in there is delicious~!

i've not done the coral stitch yet but it is pretty in your work and i may have to give it a try now.
. . . maybe it will be one of the TAST stitches eventually . . .


JennyPennyPoppy said...

I have yet to try Schwalm embroidery and the coral stitch is one I haven't tried yet either. Always good to try new things as it keeps us from getting stagnant :)

Just the Two of US said...

i love the pendent! beautiful! you are so talented!

vicki said...

Hi Deb--

Your embroidery is just fabulous -- how in the world do you do those tiny stitches?!!! You do have the patience of Job.

The pendant is lovely -- the colors are stunning -- that is an absolutely amazing piece of work!

I'll be sending you photos of "our" project soon. LOVE YOU!!


Pam Kellogg said...

Deb, what a pretty pendant! I've been thinking of doing some crazy quilt pendants for my shop. I'm just not used to working on such a small scale so it would be a challenge!

Hugs, Pam

Isabelle said...

I love the pendant. it is gorgeous

DeeDee said...

I love your new header,, I love the lil quilt, I love the apples with the beautiful pendant.. and I love that she sent you a beautiful kit to add your beautiful work to... I guess I just Luvs you my friend...

Happy Memorial Day...
remember our troops

Lorraine said...

Your pendant is gorgeous Deb! Have not tried Schwalm Whitework but this post has certainly peaked my interest.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb. Your CQ project with Vicki is very pretty. I absolutely LOVE your embroidery pendant. I think the green apple was a great photo shot addition. You are off to a good start with your Schwalm embroidery. I have bought a book on this but have not attempted it yet. I will forward to seeing more of your Schwalm work. Hugs Judy

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I am just fascinated by all the intricate detail work. I enlarged the pendant photo and I'm amazed by pretty! Once again, I'm in awe, just beautiful!

Judy said...

Being a "south-paw" also, I am loving your work. Must be nice to have 'right way' directions.
Enjoy and have fun! I will be looking forward to seeing more of this work.
I also went to Luzine's website and her work is spectacular. Very impressing!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a sweet little pendant. Are you selling these? (If not, you should!)
You've been busy creating some truly wonderful pieces of needlework.

vicki said...

Sweet Deb---- oh the beautiful quilts!! I'm getting anxious too!

That pendant is unbelievable-- the colors are gorgeous- I can not even imagine how you do these things!!


ShirleyC said...

I know May was a busy month for us, but I don't remember seeing this at all. How cute! and what a darling little bear!

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