Friday, April 17, 2009

If I couldn't quilt

I would do embroidery to satisfy my need to stitch. I bet we all have tried other crafts before we discovered quilting. I went through one of my phases where I did a series of Stumpwork embroidery classes, but I was already a quilter. Juggling the two doesn't work for me anymore but I do have these framed pieces around the house so indulge me please while I make a record of them. Scarlet Honeyeater on gum blossom branch.
Hummingbird with fushia
sweet pea and bumblebee.
dragonfly and thistle
dragonfly sampler
peas and bee

Now back to quilting, have a wonderful weekend doing whatever you love.
P.S. I wanted to mention that you can submit your quilt blog at quilterblogs.com where you can browse around the blogs that are listed, you might find some new ones you'd like to visit.

30 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG - those are amazing. I enlarged them and am totally blown away by them. How long does it take to one of those?

Vicki W said...

Those are incredible!

ranette said...

Janet...you've got what I would call "Mad Skills"...you are a very talented lady!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

AMAZING! I've never embroidered, but this makes me want to try it. They're beautiful.

Crispy said...

Picture me at your feet, bowing and saying "I'm Not Worthy, I'm Not Worthy"!!! That is the most incredible, beautiful embroidery I have ever seen. You are a Master!!

Crispy

Lurline said...

Very, very beautiful work, Janet - you are gifted with your hands! I'm so glad you spend your precious time with applique now!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sandra said...

I love stumpwork embroidery and your work is fabulous! Thank you for the beautiful eye candy.

Maree said...

WOW.!! I have always Admired this Embroidery...Yours is Truly Beautiful...also.. Our Quilts arrived safely to Vic...just letting you know...no pics up yet..
cheers

Amelia said...

Hi DM :) I hadn't seen all of these before, the peas and bee are sweet...I have just shown these to your DGD1 and this is what she thought "oh thats pretty, oh thats cool, I know why she did dragonflys, they are you absolute faviourite"

Amy said...

WOW! You can do amazing stuff with your little hands......I do believe you got my share of the talent.....Keep up the good work.
Amy

Linda said...

Janet those are just exquisite, simply beautiful.

Mary-Kay said...

Wow! What amazing stitching! And it's so tiny.

Nedra said...

Amazing hand work!
Very interesting that you should mention Quilter Blogs. The site has been developed by Dan Purcell, who is the son of Bob and Heather Purcell, who are the owners of Superior Threads, who I work for.
Got that?
Anyway, it's a great site and thanks for mentioning it!

Leigh said...

Fantastic, I LOVE the hummingbird!

Stina said...

Wow..never seen anything like this..amazing..:o)

Lizzie said...

Just amazing, the 'peas and bee' was the last one Mum did before her fingers gave out, she has that one on her kitchen wall too. Well done.

Eileen said...

What a nice blog.. I think this is my first visit.. but certainly not my last. Thank you so much for visiting me so I could come and find you. Your appliqué is awesome. And I imagine you had a blast photographing that stumpwork too.. lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Your needlework is exquisite! Wow! kelley

alobsiger said...

Utterly amazing work, Janet!

Annemiek said...

I agree with all the other comments!!!
And if I wouldn't quilt? I'd go absolutely, completly and totally MAD!

Kaaren said...

I have never heard of Stumpwork embroidery. These are just amazing works of art. How long did it take to complete just one of them.

Once again Janet, your work has left me breathless. Simply awesome!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've never heard of such a thing as Stumpwork embroidery. Is it very time consuming? Looks like it..as they are absolutely gorgeous. The hummingbird....OMG!!

Ann Marie said...

Beautiful. Your blog is so inspiring. Not sure how I found it, but have been reading for a little while and recommended it to a friend who is slowly working on a Baltimore album.

jean said...

Janet

You are just sooooo talented, that embroidery is just stunning, Ikwym about no longer doing it though, quilting is a bug and when it bites it bites.
I passed your blog onto another kiwi patchworker that I came across today in an upholstery shop. She is visiting from Ratahi and was telling me about the symposium she attended in wellington over Easter. How we got to that I am not sure but I guess as patchworkers we are all magnetised.
Keep your gorgeous work coming.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those are beautiful! Thanks for including the thimble to give us some perspective. Gorgeous work!

Robyn said...

Exquisite work and stumpwork is one of my 'to do' things one day. I love embroidering!
Thanks for sharing these.

Kellie said...

Oh me too ... but they are just beautiful. Seems to me you excell at what ever you do!

MYRA said...

OH my gosh! That is beautiful work! Gorgeous! 8-)

Carrie P. said...

Stunning!!!!