Friday, September 14, 2012

The two pieces that I am working on right now.

The heart below is what I’m working on mostly, as someone is interested in this piece. There is quite a bit more done on it, but still more to go. I work on it a little here and there, keeping track of my time.  It is amazing how much time goes into something like this.

I listen to sky streaming music while working in my little creative space. I open up my spreadsheet that DH (dear husband) set up for me that figures my time when I enter figures, then I pick up needle and thread and start again. This piece is a real joy to work on, it makes me feel happy. I love hearts and flowers. This heart is being mounted to the background fabric that it is laying on here. Right now I’m adding a lace edging, which is being sewn on with perle cotton using the French knot stitch, which is anchoring it to the background fabric. I have a bit more of embroidery I want to do and more beads to add too.

This is the other piece I put aside for a bit. I keep looking at it to see what all I want to do to complete it. I have enjoyed making this and the scripture verse is a favorite of mine. I’ve got more ‘sand’ to add.

There is something so calming and enjoyable working with threads and beads. I can’t explain it, but I know others that do this kind of work know what I am talking about.

Here’s how my little creative space 6ft. x 8ft. it looking these days.

Part of my ‘stash’ sitting on the floor so that I can get to bins and shelves. Smile

Thank you for visiting, thank you to those who have become followers and to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments.

Oh yea, I did find some carbon type paper for tracing designs onto fabric, found it at JoAnn’s Fabrics.  So I look forward to using that.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting ~ FlowerLady Lorraine


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


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Such beautiful work, I love what you have created so far.

It makes me want to pick up my needle and thread and give it a go.

You are very inspiring.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Lorraine said...

Lovely work Lorraine.

margaret said...

just joined your merry band, found you through HEN, I am sure i will enjoy following you

Susan Hook said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, I have now got it working better. I have been viewing your beautiful work on your blog and I love it. I also love your work space it makes you just want to create. I will look forward to visiting you again.

suziqu's thread works said...

Your little heart above is so beautifully embroidered and appliqued with those pretty crocheted motifs and beads! Such a delicate and pretty heart - there is something so beautiful creating hearts and helps to open up our own!
Thanks for your kind comment about our garden here - it is such a wonderful place to live and to be able to share with others is equally wonderful.
Wishing you a happy sewing week ahead!

Linda said...

Beautiful work and I love hearts!
God bless you.

Susan Shufelt said...

Such pretty little pieces...and yes I know that feeling with a needle, thread, and beads at hand. Peaceful and happiness.

Jimmie said...

I found your blog through Rhonda at down-to-earth. Your work is absolutely beautiful. I dearly love hearts...DH has made many metal and wooden objects for me, mostly all with hearts somewhere on them. Years ago I cross stitched a little piece which had the old saying of "Be True in Heart" on it and it's one of my favorites.

I'll be back to visit your blog often, I'm sure!

Diane in North Carolina

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy New Year.
I have seen your comments on other blogs I follow. This is a unique piece. I love the little crocheted sea life you have added. Did you post a pic of the finished item? I would love to see it.

Also, the beaded roses you made are gorgeous. I went to your etsy to see if you had a tutorial..I'd love the pattern.


Francisca said...

Your heart project is so pretty, Lorraine! You have strength and courage to work on it when your own heart is aching. Even though your DH is now in peace and you are certain to reunite once day, it must be so hard to lose your best friend! May you find joy and happiness in the New Year.

Deb said...

Beautiful work, both pieces are coming along nice, I love the heart and flowers in the center of the heart you have some great stitch work and the beads fit wonderfully.

Happy New Year to you!

Julie said...

Looks like a lovely spot of create all of your beautiful things!!!

Gunn said...

You are a very creative artist!

Team Clark said...

I love peeking into your space and seeing your beautiful handwork! Wow! This quote is priceless to me, thanks for sharing it. <3