June 30, 2009
This work belongs to mimilove forever from the Flickr group. It just cracked me up this morning when I was surfing and having my coffee. *added* Be sure to check out her blog and explaination.
I almost spit it out.........so.....you are wondering, what does that have to do with Taco Tuesday? *shrug* It's Tuesday, and when the kids were growing up, we had a taco tuesday and they were always looking forward to it....so naturally, it stuck in this mind........carry on.........
June 29, 2009
Oh my goodness! I just stumbled upon this on Flickr and don't you agree that I just HAD TO post this?
This is one of the things I love about embroidery. All the different forms it takes, sometimes completely unexpected. The imagery here is whimsical and poetic; and the use of stitching is just beautiful I love the little flowers and the colours.
Do yourself a favour and go check out the rest of whimsiology's photostream!
June 28, 2009
In the title of this photo it says it is a ferret, but it reminds me of a panther - like an Inca type panther. Thpse spots and tail led me in that direction. Anyway, ferret or panther, it doesn't take away the fact that this is pretty cute and the stitching is fab!
June 27, 2009
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June 24, 2009
Stitched by LittleBeeThatCould
You peeps are really doing a lot of awesome Sublime Stitching lately! Every time I turn around there's new stuff in the pool!
Take this Mr and Mrs Zombie duo, made by LittleBeeThatCould for a friend who likes zombies. Oh yes. I can totally see a zombie wedding theme here. Or am I the only one weird enough to imagine that? ;)
June 23, 2009
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June 20, 2009
Stitched by screaming lulu
I cannot say Amen loud enough. Love this series of creepy, misspelled messages from internet romeos. Freehand machine-embroidered on vintage hankies. To see more of her work, visit her Etsy store and her Folksy store.
June 19, 2009
Seriously, if you were offered a deal to purchase these at 50 cents per, how many would you buy? I gleefully carried 57 spools home like a six year old with a candy bag.......I couldn't wait to sort them out and find a place where they would show off so handsomely. My current wool and fabric store that carried them closed and I was beginning to panic as to where to find them. My favorite quilt shop in Northern Wisconsin was discontinuing their Italian brand of perle cotton . I wanted to buy them all---would you have felt funny doing that? I wondered if I was showing an obsession or being smart.......we fabric, floss lovers do look obsessed at times, don't we? Look at our stashes.....lol. Of course, now I have to justify my purchase by lots and lots of embroidery........I am so upset...........not. What is the most floss /thread you have purchased at one time?
June 18, 2009
stitched by (our very own) Carina
When you have someone as awesome as Carina writing for Feeling Stitchy, you pretty much want to blog every single thing she makes, because it's all amazing. Case in point - her new Randomwork. I love the idea of just sitting down with a few colors and needles and just stitching whatever you feel like, no plan at all.
So, try it! And read more about her project on her blog.
June 17, 2009
Reuse, Recon, Revamp
June 17th-July 17th
Posting your project July 18th-22nd
Voting July 23nd-28th
Winner Announced July 29th
We all have items laying around the house that we know we can make something out of or stitch something on. Now's your chance to do that and win some prizes! Do you have an old lamp shade that's just dying to be stitched on? What about a dated cross stitch that you found at a thrift store that needs to be updated? Let's see what those creative minds have in store for us!
Post your craft during the period of July 18th-22nd. No sooner. No later.
Voting will happen from July 23-28th
On July 29th (pacific time) a winner will be announced
Each participant can enter ONE project.
The stitching can be any size and any style of needlework.
It has to be a current piece. It can not be something that you have already made and posted.
Prize: To be announced (want to donate? Contact me)
June 16, 2009
June 13, 2009
June 12, 2009
stitched by Susie's grandma
Check out Susie's grandma's embroidery - gorgeous! See more pics of her grandma's tea towels on Susie's blog. You can see where she gets her talent.
Did your grandma leave you any vintage gems? Why not snap a pic and add them to the pool?
June 11, 2009
Link (Thanks Mary!)
stitched by katie.cupcake
It's not just an embroidered lovenote, people. It's an embroidered lovenote on embroidered notebook paper. Terribly sweet! If you'd like one of your own, try Katie's Etsy store.
June 10, 2009
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jennifer L. Porter, but in my imaginary Etsy and embroidery empire I go by Porterness. I currently live in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with my partner in fur Winifred, a muted Calico cat named after my grandmother. I have a Maters of Fine Art from Calarts where I studied photography and video art. When I’m not stitching my brains out I teach analog and digital photography at Chaffey College.
2. How did you get started stitching?
My grandmother taught me the basics when I was 9 years old. I picked up embroidery off and on over the years for little for projects. Reform School, in Silver Lake, was offering an embroidery class taught by Erika of My Imaginary Boyfriend so I thought I would dust off all my grandmothers’ embroidery floss and learn the difference between a running stitch and the backstitch. It was a dark and raining night when I finally learned the magical ways of the French knot and once again became addicted to the meditative quality of embroidery.
3. What inspires you?
I'm inspired by Carl Jung’s concept of the shadow, collective unconscious, and archetypes. Oh, and then there is Spencer Krug of from the bands Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Fifths of Seven and Wolf Parade whose cryptic lyrics create images that baffle and enlightenment me while leaving me completely confused. Is it illegal to stalk a rockstar through embroidery and did I just say that out loud?
4. What advice do you have for other needleworkers out there?
Dig deep into your own experience and imagination to create something you love.
stitched by savvystitcher
I was wondering if there were any embroiderers out there feeling the pangs of Twilight angst-mania, when I found it - in the pool - Twilight love in progress! Thanks, peeps, for making me a little less ashamed of my love of Twilight. :)
I'm sucked in and kind of ashamed of myself. Every fine-literature loving cell in my body cringes. (Also, all the feminist ones and the ones that find vampire baseball highly implausible.) However, after reading ALL 4 books during my summer vacation I was hooked. I even initially scoffed at the movie. Sigh, no longer.
So if you, like me, hate yourself for loving Twilight, here are some awesome links (courtesy of my best friend) to get you through this. Warning! Some have strong language not meant for the teeny-boppers. Enjoy... :)
- Twilight Movie in 15 minutes courtesy of the awesome Cleolinda
- Edward as a 40 year old mother on a bad day (non-tweeny-bopper language here!)
- Book "Reviews" by Cleolinda:
New Moon: http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/603861.html
Breaking Dawn: http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/2008/08/02/
Any more of you Twilight lovers want to come out of the closet? We won't judge you! ;)
June 9, 2009
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June 5, 2009
Lo, these many years ago (okay, like, four) I blogged on Sublime Stitching about Adrien Lucas' unbelievably dense and gorgeous hand-embroidered Tuff Betty Bags. Adrien emailed me recently and I was thrilled to see she is still embroidering beautiful purses within an inch of their lives and selling them on Etsy!
Link: Tuff Betty Bags on Etsy
June 4, 2009
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stitched by knitalatte11
Amazingness! Your eyes do not fool you, Margaret of Resurrection Fern has indeed, embroidered a stone:
stitched by knitalatte11
She says she will never reveal her secret method. Sounds like a lot of peeps are going to be asking "pretty please." :) Bravo Margaret!
June 1, 2009
Goodness me, there's just sooo much good stuff in the pool lately. And here's another excellent specimen.
The image in itself is great but I also really, really like the combination of the all black image with the 'splattered' background.
OMG! This is amaaaaazing! Embroidery will never be the same again for me.
Darth Vader! Embroidered!