This is the newest Fairy Tale embroidery. It was my sons’ favorite story when he was young, and his Grandma recited it for him many times. I’ll make this into a pillow after I quilt it.
A new embroidery, for another pillow. This one is Tell Me a Story. It features a Princess, who is talking with the little bird who has landed on her hand. He flew out of the cage. A little dog watches them. The Princess’s horse waits patiently to resume the ball game they were playing.
Nearby, an elephant is being tailed by a rabbit. And an alligator has left his house, to go after the goldfish which just swam past the horse. It was a nice, sunny day.
The Sunshine pillow is done. This is a big one. The white part is 20″ sq.
This story began in a castle. Magical things always start around castles. The first thing on the scene was the running elf. I didn’t know what he was running from, but the gnome is standing by to help if needed. Meanwhile some dandelions started growing in the corner, you know how fast they come up. And a wise owl landed on a nearby branch, looking mysterious. Maybe he was an omen that a fairy was in the area? Because she flew in, sprinkling swirls and stars. A boat sailing on it’s own wave appeared, and it became a sunny day and starry night, at the same time.
Now I should finish 3 more pillows that I embroidered a long time ago, before starting another one. Let’s see if I can.
This is a new embroidery I call Imagine. I started it Thursday night, with the first gnome who had a magic feather and conjured up a robot. The mushrooms grew overnight.
On Friday I added a smiling cat, and Holly reminded me to add a carrot. even fairy tale creatures must eat vegetables.
I felt like inviting a fairy just for fun . Once I made her, I realized she had to be riding something. So, since I had a carrot, I added a purple rabbit.
The elf was flying past and saw the spectacle, so he joined the fun. Then the moon came out and the robot started shooting sparks.
Today I will finish quilting it with cross stitches, and then will add a border and make it a pillow. Number 78
Just finished, a new embroidered pillow, Robot Chicken! The background is tea dyed cotton dish towel. The designs are all my own, inspired by a variety of things.
This one started with an off-brand box of tissues, that had a cool flower on it. So I made a flower in the lower left corner. Because I wanted to make some french knots, I did a spray of them above the flower. They looked like warts on a frog, so he came into the picture.
Then, I wanted a chicken to be eyeing the frog for a snack, so I looked at a children’s’ book to see how a chicken is put together. My chicken has taken liberties with biology, as has the short legged frog.
Then I felt like a few more flowers were needed, to put the chicken in perspective, so they grew up behind her. And of course, what chicken is complete without a robot? One is flying by at the moment, so in he came. A goldfish wandered in to balance the composition, and blow bubbles. A few more bubbles splashed around, and Bob’s your uncle, the picture is complete. Except for the rainbow of crosstitches I added as I quilted the top to batting. Number 76
This pillow is made of leftovers from a lap quilt. I love the fabrics of Kaffe Fassett. 71
Dreamland, A pillow made of my original designed embroidery of a fairy tale which features a turtle on the moon. I just haven’t yet made up the fairy tale. 72
Another of my designs for a fairy tale, a little mushroom house for a wee folk. This little pillow is number 73 for the year.
And I just cut some fabric to start a new fairy tale embroidery. I’m on a roll.