Monday, 7 September 2015

Lady Lady

She was hanging crooked this morning, an inevitable sign that she wanted to draw my attention and possibly with reason since the last consideration given to her, apart from dusting, was over three years ago when hung in her position on the wall.


My Jocelyn blackwork chart, worked on from a hospital bed and admired by all white clad uniformed staff.


She was worked on 28ct antique white evenweave fabric, using DMC 310, 414, 3799 and gold thread.



A lot of intricate stitching




I didn´t embroider all the design as I thought the rather bold panel on the far right of the figure would take attention away from the lovely lady.



and I also left out a seat in the background

While preparing my blog update this morning I came across this.
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the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade link-up party hosted by Ida at My Sister Made Me and I thought that it sounded fun and decided to take a few photos of my pincushions and join in the fun..... only to discover that I actually  only have one pincushion which I have  already blogged about before as it was the first biscornu that I made.


The Rhodes Butterfly biscornu by the Sweetheart Tree and its permanent place is on my sewing machine.


However I do have a little teddy bear ornament given to me by my daughter.


which hangs by my bed and is used as a pincushion after a couple of bad experiences when leaving  my pins and needles stuck in the bed pillow.


and I can also show one of these little cushions which my student Carmen and I made for her end of term school sale a couple of years ago and I saved one for myself.



but I can´t show anything really pretty or unusual, so do click on the above link and see some interesting pincushions of other bloggers.

Note to myself...........make some pincushions.

Until next week.

Sheryl


33 comments:

  1. So very, very beautiful your blackwork lady!!

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  2. The detail is so beautiful on your lady, what patience you have. I love pin cushions and don,t think you can ever have too many..I,m sure you will have fun making more. Xx

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  3. Dear Sheryl! Oh, your work is incredible...so perfect! I love your lady...she is simply beautiful! And aww! I do so love your pincushions... I have one darling tea cup pincushion given to me by dear Stephanie when I won her sweet giveaway earlier this year... Such a delight to use!
    As always, I really enjoyed my visit with you...wishing you a blessed and creative week ahead!
    Hugs,
    Kelly-Anne

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  4. The blackwork lady is stunning

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  5. What a beautyfull embroidery you made! The lady is a beauty!

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  6. Lovely stitched lady. I'm going to check out the pincussion link. I am so bad. I never make anything for myself and am using tomatoes. How boring!!

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  7. The blackwork lady is just fantastic!! What a beautiful make :)

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  8. What beautiful black stitchery! And.more lovely work on the biscornu! I love all your pincushions andI beg to differ that you have nothing different or unusual to show. Thanks for joining the parade!

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  9. There are so many pincushions out there. You might just catch the bug and make many

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  10. Your blackwork lady is such a beauty, Sheryl. And I agree with you on leaving out the right panel and the chair. The lady just looking out the castle window is so impressive.
    Nice pincushion biscornu.

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  11. Sheryl, you showed us three pretty and unusual pincushions! The bicornu is not only lovely, but how do you get it to perch like that on your sewing machine?
    Your blackwork lady is beautiful. No wonder the people at the hospital were admiring it!

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    1. Lara, I attached a ribbon to the biscornu and this lies under the fold away carrying handle on top of the machine.

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  12. Gorgeous blackwork lady! You certainly used your time in a hospital well! Hard to imagine being that productive when you were ill!

    Cute pin cushion post. Love the biscornu on or your machine. And those square quilty ones were a great idea for a fundraiser..

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  13. Pins in the pillow!!! Well, that is a first! I love your biscornu Sheryl and the teddy is just so sweet. xx

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  14. Lovely blackwork lady - just have to start following you for the fun element!

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  15. Your blackwork Lady is a sensational piece! She's so lovely, I must look for this design.

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  16. Your blackwork is gorgeous! I enjoyed reading about your pincushions. They all have character. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Gorgeous lady !!!!
    Lovely creations !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  18. Your blackwork is really lovely. I also like the gorgeous pincushion that you have attached to the sewing machine.

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  19. What a charming and elegant lady! Lovely work. xxx

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  20. Your blackwork lady is indeed lovely. Hauntingly beautiful in fact. Gorgeous work. Love the little teddy bear holding your pins for you at your bedside!

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  21. I love her! Who is the designer? I want to try and track it down.

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  22. I think that omitting the border and chair was a good decision so that the focus is on the lady! Your embroidered pincushion is so pretty! I should give my Mom a little bear pincushion for her bedroom. She doesn't sew in bed but always dreams she is sewing and when she wakes up she realizes there are no needles or pins in her hand so she starts searching her bed for them until she realizes she is dreaming. Maybe if she had a little pincushion it would put her mind at rest!

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  23. Love your pin cushion. Really like the row of pink beads!

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  24. I have to admit I have not been drawn to black work yet perhaps I could stitch a small project, your black work lady looks nice. I love the little teddy bear pincushion I have made so many pincushions lost count they are all knitted though.
    Julie.C

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  25. Another sublime piece of needlework from your clever hands, Sheryl. Your black work lady is stunning. I love the intricate details.....it must have taken an age to stitch. I do love visiting you each time to see what you have been up to as each time your needlework is so different and sooooo pretty.

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  26. Your lady is wonderful, i do love blackwork

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  27. What an elegant finish, Sheryl--that must have been a long hospital stay to get such a detailed piece finished up... I'm sure the nurses were fascinated. Whenever I am stitching in a doctor's office, the staff is always so interested as if I was doing something amazing :)

    Fun to see what pincushions you do have and I know you'll create some beauties in the future...

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  28. Your blackwork lady is beautiful. I do enjoy stitching blackwork myself.
    I don't have a pincushion as I don't use pins! Plus it wouldn't be safe with my small son around, he'd want to pull the pins out and play with them!

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  29. Hi Sheryl, Your black work lady is quite stunning. I think it was a clever move to leave out the pattern to the right, you are right it would have detracted from the lady. The biscorn pincushion is gorgeous - such pretty colours, and your teddy pincushion is so sweet. Well done to Carmen making all those pincushions for her school sale. Barbara xx

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  30. What a gorgeous black work design. You stitched her beautifully!

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  31. Beautiful blackwork!! Thanks for sharing your pincushions and the link !! I don't have a single pincushion. I have plans to make one but not sure when:)

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  32. Black work lady is stunning. I love the detail in her. Also your pin cushions look great. I need to get a couple more. .. the kids keep finding pins on the floor that I accidently drop.

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