Thursday, February 16, 2012

More hearts and thrift finds

I enjoyed the 2 previous hearts so much that I just had to piece a couple more, this time in shades of white, grey, black. These take such a small amount of time to embellish: almost instant gratification!


Here's an interesting thing I found at Salvation Army. Not sure exactly what technique was used (if anyone has an idea, please leave a comment), but they are so charming, even as wrinkled as they are. There's a man figure with a "snowflake" or wheel shaped design.


And a lady....

Two of each on each square, and there are two squares. They were sewn together when I bought them, but I've separated them.

This adorable little fellow was framed and very dusty. I took it out of the frame and gave it a gentle bath, which really brightened up the fabric and the stitchery, which is done in wool. It will end up in some CQ project, someday soon.

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5 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Who on earth decided to change the word verification, I am not stupid but this is my second try to leave a comment, I just could not understand the last one.
Anyway, I wanted to say that the mouse is beautiful and when I find a piece like that I wonder whose fingers embroidered it.
Sorry about the rant...
Brionyu
x

Mánya said...

Lovely finds!
The technique you are wondering about is an Italian one, called Reticello.

Annamaria

gocrazywithme said...

Thank you for the name, Annamaria. Now I can look it up online.

Julie said...

I was wondering if your figures could work as the pointy end of a heart...

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Ah! I get to see the mouse! He ius very cute indeed!
Wish I knew what kind of embroidery that was. I don't though. It is really something special!