June 12, 2010

Pink Category Winner-Rainbow of Stitches Contest.

Oh Boy! Was it ever hard to pick a winner! There were so many amazing entries that narrowing it down took forever. I was completely blown away by everyone! Drum roll please.....The winner of the Pink category is SewLovelyEmbroidery.

Describe yourself in 10 words or less......
I am very immature for my advanced age ...

What inspired your entry....
I love the era of flappers...great fashion, great dancing!!! I love bubbles and mostly I really, really LOVE Champagne!!!!!!

What is your favorite stitch
Le French Knot ....ooooo la la

Who or what inspires you to stitch?
I come home from work, everyday, tired. Katy and I inspire each other to keep going and create new and exciting things. I love that I can watch TV and actually be productive! I am inspired by the Flickr Embroidery pool daily, I love to look and see what other people are creating..I am not sucking up....it's the truth!!!!

How long have you been stitching and how did you get started?
When I was younger my deaf aunt Eileen (who was taught back in the day...) knew every kind of hand crafted art from making lace to knitting and everything you could imagine- which OF COURSE I did not appreciate at the time!! Neither did my 6 sisters but we did eventually come back to it....

To keep us busy during the summer we had to have "quiet time" where we would read, paint or do something creative.We did a lot of embroidery.... Aunt Martha's Patterns..... and I grew to love the lush colors of the thread....I mean come on... they were inexpensive even by my babysitting pay standards!

I had given it up for years until Katy, my sons' sweetie-pie came along and started to embroider and we went on some camping trips and we started not only to embroider but to come up with designs we thought other people might enjoy!

Are there any stitchers in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool you have noticed?
Wow! I LOVE Alexandra J. Walters painterly stitching. I love lagidgette, her choice of colors and paint mixed with embroidery is amazing.


  1. This piece was already a favorite of mine -- so original with the subtle coloring and the addition of the beads which makes it ultra festive. She is a perfectly lovely representative for the pink category. CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Congrats on winning for pink! Such a wonderful piece!

  3. What a beautiful piece! So inspiring, and PINK! Cogratulations on winning SewLovelyEmbriodery, you definitely deserve it.

  4. Congratulations! This is a beautiful piece of art.

  5. congrats! this pink embroidery is just lovely!

  6. Excellent! Your patterns and stitching always blow my mind.

  7. I love how literally bubbly this is & how the color choices further enhance that feeling...such a fun piece :) congrats!!

  8. OOH1WOW!I like the woman with the wine glass. Marvelous work.

  9. I love the flapper patern and you did an excellent job. Your so darn cute. Loved your interview and you have inspired me to try new things.

  10. Aw, thanks for the shout out, SewLovely! I adore your work. It's ornate and different and lively and happy.