Monthly Archives: November 2011

One Hundred Birds: Part 1

I have something truly amazing to show y’all today. My wonderful wonderful aunt gave me this embroidery souvenir, bought in Singapore in the 1980s. Sorry about the reflections in the glass – couldn’t get a photo without them. It’s all … Continue reading

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Give-away: Silk scraps

To celebrate my blog anniversary, I am doing a give-away! My aunt and uncle sent me a pile of silk scraps from the Kyoto flea market (Japan!), and I have divided them up into FIVE piles! These are mostly from … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary

Y’all, today marks one whole year since I started my blog! It’s so exciting! Some statistics: 152 posts (wow! I wrote a book!) 109,640 page views (does not include email subscribers or RSS readers) 170 email subscribers 8 WordPress followers The … Continue reading

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Leaves for the Bluebird Floral

I’m still going strong on the project (the Bluebird Floral by Elsa Williams with modifications). I filled in the center of the peach flower with french knots. The other flowers are supposed to have dark green centers, but I’m still … Continue reading

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Bluebird Floral: More flowers

I’ve been working away on the kit. Here are my progress photos. When I was at the store selecting floss I initially tried to find a match for each wool color individually. But that was a slow process which rapidly … Continue reading

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New Project: Bluebird

Y’all, I am back!  I was totally swamped by work for a few weeks, but I am resuming posting now. To motivate myself, I started on this lovely Elsa Williams kit, Bluebird Floral. Pretty, isn’t it? I’m just doing this … Continue reading

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Shisha mirror embroidery

This embroidery from India features a number of mirrors embroidered into the design. I don’t have much information on it – perhaps if you know something about it you could leave a comment? It’s another piece from Dr. Shirazi’s personal … Continue reading

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Book review: Palestinian Embroidery Motifs

I found a wonderful cross-stitch book, “Palestinian Embroidery Motifs: A treasury of stitches 1850-1950, ” by Margarita Skinner and Widad Kamel Kawar. Melisende Publishing, London and Rimal Publications, Nicosia, 2007. ISBN 978-1-901764-47-5. It has over 150 pages of charts and … Continue reading

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Eyeballs for the Joker

He’s looking at you. I’m afraid it’s gotten very dusty. I’m not sure what to do about it, at least until I have a few more of the sketch lines covered. I don’t want to wash them off. I haven’t … Continue reading

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