July 31, 2009

Princess and the Pea



I've always loved the story of The Princess and The Pea. There is so much texture and warmth in this piece. Thank you Alejandra408

Glamorous retro girl cross stitch

Really Great Hat _ Finished
Stitched by gableknits

Isn't this amazing? I love it when crafters create amazing, updated stuff for cross stitch. And I especially love it when they share the pattern with all of us, for free! Here's the free pattern - thanks so much, gableknits!

July 30, 2009

Gorgeous stitches

Bon Voyage
Stitched by glazedangel101

Look at that stitching! I love it when you peeps are imaginative and embroider in double lines with different colors... I feel like I could stare at these lovely textures all day. Bravo glazedangel! Oh, and yes, that's from a Sublime Stitching pattern.

July 29, 2009

Tamales + French knots = heart attack

French knot fun
Stitched by crf_kitty

Oh good lord, I think I just had a heart attack. My Hispanic heart swells with pride at the mere mention of tamales - but the fact that crf_kitty thought so much of tamales that she immortalized them in ALL FRENCH KNOTS makes me so outlandishly happy I could die. Just look at those knots. I dare you not to want tamales now.

July 27, 2009

Embroidery and block printing

What a lovely combination of block printing and embroidery. The image and the stitching work really well together in this 'folklore' piece. Simple and beautiful and the limited use of colours underlines the simplicity.

July 26, 2009

Cute girl


embroidery, originally uploaded by hanies.

How cute is this? Love the tree and the skirt in particular! :-)

Totally awesome

Totally Awesome
Stitched by s. jane!

For once, I have nothing to add. Because "totally awesome" describes it perfectly. :)

July 25, 2009

Variegated loveliness

variegated
Photo by stashheap

Because sometimes, we like it variegated. And all nice and neat, on little cards.

Stitching in Arabic

I love Arabic script and to see it in stitched form is absolutely lovely. Despite the fact that I can't read it and only just make out a few of the letters..

After finding this I searched Flickr to see if there was more embroidery in Arabic. Not a lot, sadly. But let this be an open invite to anyone who does embroidery in Arabic or any other non-Latin alphabet to get in touch. I'd love to showcase it.

Your ship comes home

Your Ship Comes Home
Stitched by glazedangel101

Oh. wow.

July 24, 2009

She embroiders

she embroiders II
Stitched by mary's granddaughter

Oh wow. So amazingly detailed and delicate. And just a tiny bit creepy and perfect. Gorgeous!

July 23, 2009

Bug shirt

IMG_1274
Stitched by LittleBeeThatCould

Is this shirt not adorable? And I can't think of any young boy that wouldn't want bugs on his shirt. I want bugs on my shirt! Right now.

July 22, 2009

Abe Vigoda is alive

abe vigoda embroidery
Stitched by tinyairplanes

Oh my goodness. First William Shatner, and now this? Abe Vigoda was SO my favorite curmudgeon on Barney Miller. I just wanted to hug him. Awesome work, Ms. Virbitsky!


And of course, these embroidered portraits bring to mind the amazingly talented Ms. Hart. I finally saw a few of Jenny's portraits in person last week and I almost passed out from their sheer amazingness. Keep the portrait spirit alive, peeps!

July 18, 2009

July 15, 2009

But will they wipe their hands on her?

YIP.180  but will they wipe their hands on her?
Stitched by JulieFrick

When your stitching is as amazing as JulieFrick's, it creates a certain conundrum. It's so beautiful, will people actually use it? :) As for myself I might dab my hands around the image, but I would never want to yuck up her embroidery.

How about you? For your embroidered projects - to use, or not to use? :)


P.s. That's a Sublime Stitching design, by the way!

July 14, 2009

Georgette the mouse

tea towel - georgette the mouse
Stitched by bookwormbethie

I have long been in awe of the wonderful stitching prowess of bookwormbethie. But Georgette the mouse really seals the deal for me - isn't this cuteness incarnate? Ok, maybe not incarnate, because it's on a tea towel. But, you get what I mean, right? Wonderful! Visit her blog for more on this mouse.

July 13, 2009

Pin-up preciousness

Cheesecake Handkerchief 002
Stitched by Say Say Oh Playmate

I am a real sucker for embroidered pin-ups, and this one is adorable. I love the blues and crisp white on this sweet handkerchief. Lovely!

July 10, 2009

Wowzers

Gemini close up
Stitched by judeisathome

The amazing layers of chain stitch on this piece just leave me speechless! Wow. zers.

July 9, 2009

Inuit inspired cutwork T

et voilà!
Stitched by chou.diane

Isn't this gorgeous? I'd love to find out more about the Inuit inspiration behind this design. Check her stream for closeups of her beautiful chain stitch. Lovely!

Mmmmm.. freehand...!


freehand embroidery, originally uploaded by 31experiment.

Just the way I like it! Aren't the colours lovely? And the stitches are so neat and pretty. :-)

July 8, 2009

Nautical cuteness

mariners
Stitched by MatildaRoseTrevan

All I can say is eep!

Worst songs


July 5, 2009, originally uploaded by thirdpersonpossessive.

But not worst embroidery!

Maybe bad songs could be made better if the lyrics were embroidered... Maybe getting them onto fabric we could get them out of our heads...


See more on the Embloggery blog. :-)

July 7, 2009

Carpe Diem

and I mean EVERY week!
Stitched by briliantlyfreakish

At least, Carpe Diem is what this says to me.... hilarious!

July 6, 2009

Beautiful drops


A little book about me , originally uploaded by Sarah Blick.

This is so happy and lovely.

Do check out the rest of Sarah's photostream. Lots of beautiful goodies!

July 4, 2009

Stickgarne

Stickgarne blau und rosa
Photo by Demoiselle Libellule

That's German for deliciousness. Okay, it's not. But you have Google. Look it up! :)

July 1, 2009

Man's Best Friend

A loving tribute to our furry four legged friend
puppies



All of these wonderful amazingly talented people are on flickr and can be found in the embroidery group.

We're Twittering!

awe

You're probably used to our daily awesome Flickr finds. What you might not know, however, is that I'm constantly freaking out over all the amazing stuff I find in the Embroidery pool. I couldn't possibly blog every single awesome thing I find, because then there'd be, like, 3,000 posts per day. (OK, I exaggerate - but only a tiny bit!)


Enter, Twitter! Carina and I will be using Twitter to point out even more cool stuff as we find it, on Flickr, and elsewhere on the web. So subscribe to us and get ready for more awesome!

Colourful start to the day


Embroidered button, originally uploaded by Birthine.

Isn't this fun? Love the colours!