Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rainy Day

I am making slippers today
from some wool I felted last week.

I found a book yesterday at the secondhand book sellers
on Stumpwork Embroidery.

I would like to learn how to do this.
I would like to put bees on my slippers
and spiders on my hats!
It is a rainy, cold November day,
perfect for crafting.


Deb said...

Your new hobby sounds like it has you filled with brand new ideas :-)Bees on slippers and spiders on hats sounds wonderful! And your new dress form... OOh la la - wait until I tell Kate :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I absolutely love that first photo Sherry. YOu could surely sell that one. It conjurs up so many different feelings for me.

Can't wait to see you new needle work.

Wendy said...

Sounds like fun! I'd never heard of raised embroidery before. I have a framed work of embroidery (the regular kind), hanging on my wall, that my mother made when she was a girl. It was required learning at school for young ladies in those days.
I hope you enjoy your new hobby.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....I am loving all these inspiration ideas......bees on slippers sound absolutely perfect to me......you are such a clever lady........

Q said...

Dear Deb,
You are right! Felting has opened a whole new world and has re-ignited my love of handcrafting.
The dress form is a dream come trues too! I have always wanted one. I have been tracking the shipment too. On time for the 13th!
I shall welcome her into my home and my life. I see many jackets and skirts being created.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I will see if Tim is interested in "needle in the wool" for a card. I thought it would be an interesting photograph when I saw my needle waiting for me after I had left my sewing to answer the telephone.
I am gathering my threads and my needles. It has been years since I embroidered. I am looking forward to creating all sorts of bugs!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
My mother was a painter with thread. She did all sorts of fantastic embroidery. I have many of her pieces. I did the crewel work and she the fine threads. Neither of us ever did the raised or stumpwork. It is fantastic.
I treasure my mother's work too. It is nice you have your mother's work framed. My mother learned embroidery from the nuns at her grade school. I have one of her samplers.
I am having lots of fun learning a new technique! It is exciting to know I am never too old (or too tired) to learn. I may need to make a sampler of the different stiches.
I actually am looking forward to Winter this year so I have time to craft.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I would love to make bees for my slippers! I see dragonflies for my shoulders and spiders for my hats and butterflies floating on my purses. I love the way this style of embroidery is 3d. The wings are made with fine wire and covered in metalic threads. I do think once I learn to do bees I will be able to do all the winged insects. I will be sure and share my bees! You love them as much as I do. This winter, when it is too cold to play with real bees I will play with threads and beads and make bees.
We will have fun.

ChrisND said...

A nice pair of slippers sounds appropriate right now...I bet they're great.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
My feet have been so happy ever since they wiggled into these warm slippers. I had so mucj fun making them too. They cost me $1.oo a too!
My daughter calls my thrift store sweaters made into hats and bags and slippers, "Up cycling."
I love it!