Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Recent beaded needlework

Good morning everyone. We have been having 'cold' weather for us down here in tropical s.e. FL. Right now at 7:46 a.m. it is 41. It's too cold especially with the wind to work outside since Monday afternoon, so I worked on finishing my latest beaded needlework piece. I wanted to get this one finished because I want to start another one.

I really enjoyed working on this one just completed. I had some blue lace, and started cutting, and stitching, and one bead lead to another, until I felt like it was done. I had been inspired by other needlework seen on blogs. It was my first time making little ribbon flowers also.

Now I've got to press out the crease from the hoop, and then mount and frame the piece.

Right before I woke up this morning I dreamed about books on embroidery. I wonder why? :-)

Hope you all keep warm whatever you do today. I think it will be another indoor day for me.

Click on pictures below for larger views.


Take your needle, my child,
and work at your pattern;
it will come out a rose by and by.

Life is like that
- one stitch at a time taken patiently
and the pattern will come out all right
like the embroidery.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Hugs, Ilene

Sandy said...

This may be your prettiest piece that I have
seen so far.
That is cold for Florida, isn't it? Know
what the temp is here right now? 16!!
It's crazy cold! Definitely staying indoors

the Goodwife said...

So beautiful! It makes me peaceful just looking at it!

Darla said...

I'll take 43, it's 23 here in North Florida this morning. Beautiful work here. If kids didn't have to go to school I'd be a shut in too!

Carol said...

Very lovely bead work and poem. So true! 41 is balmy here!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful, FL!!!

Karen said...

I love the new bead work piece, it is so beautiful. You are a true artist. The poem is very thought-provoking right now for me, too. One stitch at a time and the pattern will come out right. Hugs to you!

Rebecca said...

The colors are very cool and calming. I'm not sure I have the patience I perceive behind those tiny stitches!

Kit said...

Oh so lovely! And I just love those blue shades. Great job! Hugs, Kit

Becca's Dirt said...

I love that so much. It would look so pretty in a frame on my walls. Ha...Ha... It is cold here today - hi in the low to mid 40's. Tonight 25 degrees.

Floridagirl said...

What a beautiful piece! This one really speaks to me. You are so lucky to have had a temperature of 41 at 7:46 a.m. Here, we were still in the 30's. Enjoy your frostfree garden!

Antique ART Garden said...

A beautiful work of art from your own hands.

Chris said...

This turned out so pretty. Love the way you randomly combined the blues. Beautiful work.

Chris LOL Yes it is me. :^))))

Vetsy said...

I love your bead work it's so dainty and cutesy blue! I actually see a cute little owl in your design.. Is it? I'm certain that I see little ears on the top and little feet on the bottom.

I like it! wonderful art piece! Cute, cute, cute!

Wow! 40 degrees in Florida! Brrrrr!

lemonverbenalady said...

I need to make time for my cross-stitch, FlowerLady! You have inspired me! Beautiful work! Sorry about your temps! Hope you warm up soon!

gld said...

This one makes me think of an antique piece. It is beautiful.

Our weatherman has been talking about freezes in Florida...hope it leaves soon.

Have a good day!

NanaK said...

Very nice piece of art, FlowerLady. When it is cold outside it's nice to have a favorite indoor hobby to keep busy isn't it? Your roses are probably loving this little nip in the air.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. Keep warm! It will be almost 50 here today and I am jumping for joy. Finaly warm enough to go decorate the porch : )

sweetbay said...

Your embroidery piece is exquisite! The white and silver and blue go perfectly together.

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is just beautiful...looks like it took forever! Have a wonderful season of celebration!

Jillayne said...

I had to come straight away after reading your comment - what an absolutely beautiful piece of inspiration this is! I ove it! I am so intrigued by the whimsical way you laid the bugle beads, and the roses are just perfect. Now my friend, you have inspired me - it's morning so I'll head upstairs with a coffee in my hand this time!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

This is one of my favorites! It's awesome as your header photo, too.