Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Bella goodness....Spoiler alert Marilee (don't peek)

I joined an "Embroidery Sampler" swap for Silver Bella. We were assigned a partner, filled out an interest questionnaire, and then went to work creating a 9.5 x 12 sampler to give to our partner at Silver Bella on Friday evening. Oh the excitement... I designed and created a free form sampler with lots of vintage bobbles included.


Little bits of vintage lace, look at the pears, they are from the 1930's. Fun whimsical stitches, pieces of fabric and an old broach.



Beautiful vintage lace panel from the 1920's adorned with a button from the same era. This was such fun and since I have not done any embroidery in awhile I had to knock off a little rust and practice some of the stitches. Was wonderful to get back in the saddle.




I am filled with anticipation and can't wait to give this to my sweet partner, Marilee.




14 comments:

Rachel said...

It is totally gorgeous. If she doesn't love it then you can send it to me!!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Wow, that's amazing! I've recently gotten back into hand embroidery too. Are you familiar with Sublime Stitching? They have some interesting modern designs. I'm a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.

Gennifer said...

Gorgeous! She's very lucky!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wowza! I love that. It brings back sweet memories of my grandmother and her embroidery & lace work.
What a lucky recipient you have!
Rinda

Angela2932 said...

I love your header and you have some beautiful work on here! I see that I'll be seeing you in the Holidays in Hand class. Yeah, Jessica!!!!

dottydotty said...

that is just stunning

val from shimelles class:)

Pamela Jane said...

Gorgeous stitching. I should have come visited you while I was struggling with my sampler. See you at SB in just days!

helena said...

beautiful - love the scrapbook feel to how you have designed it and used different elements

Deb said...

what a beautiful swap gift! will it be framed before you give it away?

junelle said...

I love it. I used to stitch all the time, but that is so unique and beautiful. Amazing work.

evalyn said...

I love this sampler! Your partner at Silver Bella is going to love this.

Shannon said...

You did an amazing job....she will love it....and if she doesn't....well I'm sure that there are several of us that would give it a wonderful home

Deb said...
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Deb said...

Oh my gosh, Catherine. I have done embroidery before but I've never seen anything like this. This is so beautiful. I love the personalized aspect of this, and vintage details and the stitches and buttons and... Wow. I love it!

(PS: I'm in Shimelle's class with you so I thought I'd add this. The deleted comment in this thread is from me. I noticed a glaring typo after I posted it and since I was the author it let me delete it, but it left a trail. I didn't know it would do that!)