I didn’t sew today (2)

In an attempt to feed my addiction to blogging, I’ve added a second new category today for needlepoint and canvaswork. This is a piece called Starry Nights by laura J perin which I finished last year. It was easy to stitch and quick to complete as the chart was very clear. I hope you like it!

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  1. That’s really beautiful, love the colours and the patchworkiness of it.

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  2. Hi Avis! I thought first that it is a quilt but fortunately I made the photo lager and understood what it really is! Fantastic work and so beautiful design! Would make a wonderful quilt, too … lots of work …
    x Teje

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    • Hi Teje, I do actually have a quilt top ready to quilt which is the same colours as this needlework. However, the pattern is not so intricate πŸ™‚ I do needlework when I’m camping because it is usually raining!

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      • Hi! That quilt is going to be fantastic – can’t wait to see! Needlework sounds great to keep with when travelling! Should I start that too? x Teje

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  3. claire93

     /  April 12, 2012

    this really is a gorgeous piece

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  4. This looks absolutely beautiful!

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  5. I love that too! It looks so pretty and jewel like with the colours

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  6. I also thought this was a quilt! The detail and design is fantastic. You have such a good hand for needlepoint!

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  7. Denby

     /  April 13, 2012

    I absolutely love this. Like you I love purples and blues. I must get the pattern details from you sometime.

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  8. Wow, that’s gorgeous!

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  9. Like it??? ItΒ΄s beautiful, I love the colours.
    Gun, Sweden

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  10. That is gorgeous!!!! Oh my! I have never done anything remotely close to that. Some lesser projects…..enough to thoroughly appreciate this!!! Love it! Hugs, Doreen

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    • Thank you Doreen πŸ™‚ That is so kind of you! I really must get it framed! Avis x

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      • Absolutely!!! It is certainly a treasure. I hope you were able to put a label on it documenting your labor of love;-) Blessings, D

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        • Yes, it is labelled. I actually did it while on a camping holiday. So relaxing in the rain in the UK πŸ˜†

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          • One of the gals in one of my quilt groups calls herself the “Label Nazi”….during sharing time she makes sure that everything is properly labelled. Although it’s said jokingly, she really means it and has raised all of our awareness to how important it really is for the future of our textile creations. I so admire anyone who does the needlework like you accomplish! Awesome it is!-) Have a terrific week! Hugs, D

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            • You are correct. It is very important for the pieces that survive. So many really old quilts have no provenance and when they are auctioned here, they don’t raise very much. I can’t believe why some families would even think about selling but at least, by labelling, we can leave something for those who are interested in the story behind them. I would love to create original quilts or needlework for sale but I’m not a qualified artist and it seems that is what sells in the UK for fair prices. So, for now at least, I’ll just enjoy what I’m doing πŸ™‚ Have a lovely day! Avis x

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              • I hear what you are saying totally! Was just talking with a friend along those same lines. You hope that a gifted quilt is received as something to be cherished & valued. Making quilts for sale seem to fetch fair prices only if the maker is nationally/internationally known and has written books, etc. Rarely does one actually receive anything close to the time and materials value that is in the item. I think that is why so many are gifted….the price couldn’t really be paid! Quilters’ generosity is a well-known fact throughout the world. Quilts are made and gifted for so many causes (cancer patients, returning military, very ill children, etc) without any thought to cost.. The items are especially valuable because a piece of the creator’s heart goes with each one!! So we/I keep on just for the love of “doing”, hmmmm? Blessings, Doreen

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                • witchylin

                   /  April 16, 2012

                  treadlemusic, I totally agree with your sentiments about the value of quilts. Gifting them is the best way to spread them around. When you see that quilt you put so much into, on a bed or even the wall, it gives you a nice ‘glow’. Yup Quilters are a generous group.

                • It must be ‘part of our fabric’!!!! (sorry;-)! Anything that is “priceless” requires ‘gifting’!!

                • My mum always tell stories about how her mother and her relatives and friends made quilts from old clothes and blankets. They would cut up the worn out things and re-use the good fabric from them. Everything was re-cycled as much as possible. It was a very sociable activity where several women would be involved in making one quilt, all by hand of course. Now we are lucky that we can buy beautiful new fabrics to make quilts. We can get so much pleasure out of making them but in years gone by quilting was done out of necessity. Sadly, as far as I know, none of their quilts survived.
                  About gifting, I recently saw a lovely knitted blanket pattern using squares for Battersea Dogs Home. There is a paw print pattern made from the stitches. I might have to make one of those for the dogs πŸ™‚

  11. witchylin

     /  April 16, 2012

    Like Teje, I thought it was a quilt until I enlarged the picture. It is fabulous. I really love the colours.You must be proud of it. What a great hobby for wet days when camping. I usually read or knit when we camp and the weather is bad! As for labeling, it is somehting I only started doing last year, never thinking it would be improtant. A friend asked me to tell her where I got the fabrics from for a cloth doll I made her, because she wanted to make a patchwork cot cover to match. I had no idea and couldn’t remember the proper colours either. I only had a photograph of it and the colours were not true. So it is good to know you are labeling your work. Well done again it is truely a work of art.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I usually use a frame so it is just stored in a thick bin liner when we are away. Easy to get out and put away again. I have knitted on holiday too πŸ™‚ I was wondering how your quilt top is getting on. I finished quilting and binding mine yesterday. Photos will be posted sometime today πŸ™‚

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I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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