Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party AND a Surprise!

Good morning! I dug out a piece I had started years ago when I was gung-ho over gold work. Maybe I'll finish this one this year - (fingers crossed).

The pattern is called "English Goldwork Heart 1" and was a correspondence course from ANG.


Steps so far:  - I placed the heart in the center and back stitched the heart outline.
                      - I laid in the outer gold coffering
                      - then placed three layers of felt padding
                      - the last step I was able to complete was laying in the gold ribs or spines

Project to date:

Next step is to lay in gold to the outer coffers in parallel lines. (YIKES!). A huge THANK YOU to Super Mom - No Cape for hosting this lovely link party.

Now to the SURPRISE!! Dear, sweet Vickie from A Stitcher's Story,  sent me this bookmark she stitched. It's done in beautiful blues (my FAVORITE COLOR!),  with a William Morris design on the front:


And a William Morris designed initial on the back: - Isn't this pretty? THANK YOU, Vickie! Now I have a lovely bookmark for all my Tudor reads <G>




9 comments:

  1. Oh wow Kim! That gold work heart is exquisite. I do hope you get back to it and finish it some day. Maybe bit by bit? I am so glad you like the bookmark. I am so glad to have you as a friend.

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  2. Yes I agree that gold heart is gorgeous,can't wait to see it finished Nd that book mark is so beautiful ,a lovely gift for you Kim xx

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  3. I've always wanted to try goldwork. This project looks like a lovely start up.

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  4. I cannot wait to see your goldwork heart when it is done! And your bookmark is such a sweet surprise. :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, Kim, your talent never ceases to amaze me - that gold heart! Oh, so lovely! Gorgeous bookmark from Vickie, too, just perfect for you.

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  6. I have never done goldwork, the heart looks lovely and the bookmark a very sweet generous gift, gorgeous

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  7. What a lovely gift from Vickie. My friend tried goldwork at a needlework show and said it was very difficult. Yours looks beautiful!

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  8. That gold work looks gorgeous! Good luck, and enjoy your new bookmark :D

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  9. Your gold work heart is lovely, looking forward to seeing you complete this. I did a class in gold work many years ago but never completed the project. I wonder where it is?
    Lovely bookmark from Vickie too.

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