Wednesday, 20 January 2016

More Winter Embroideries!

 I've been finishing off the last of my unfinished work from last winter - these two only needed beads adding and some hand embroidery.
I do love working on that soft, fluffy background - it's actually off cuts of thermal curtain lining that a friend donated to me - very appropriate for winter!

 


I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

32 comments:

  1. They look wonderful Diana. How will you display them. Do you frame them ?
    Lynn # 11. xx

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  2. Oh those are gorgeous, you have me wanting to play with my textile stash now but I have other things to do so it will have to wait until the weekend. I always love visiting your blog
    Jill #21

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  3. Beautiful work again Diana! I particularly love the little nests of white wispiness with the three little beads inside. Gorgeous!!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

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  4. Exquisite, what do you do with these squares?
    Bridget #1

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  5. These are beautiful. If I ever need a new arty decoration this is where I will go, have always loved textile embroidery/embellishment work. Happy WOYWW Cindy #29

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  6. Those are really beautiful....so delicate and so pretty.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #9

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  7. What fab embroidery! Gorgeous
    Jane #40

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  8. What a beautiful post. Loving the neutrals and the fine details. Surely inspired to bundle up and get busy..it's been a cold few weeks here. #33 Have a great week ahead.

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  9. Beautiful makes Take care Zo xx 39

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  10. Very delicate looking pieces and fantastic photos as usual! You always get the white balance right! What's your secret? Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #47

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  11. What pretty little embroideries. Have a good week. Jackie x 32

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  12. These are so beautiful! I wondered what you were using for a background. I love all of your embroideries!

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  13. It looks wonderful. Such delicate work.

    Sharon K #52

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  14. Beautiful work as always. I particularly like the embroidered seed head. What a great base that thermal curtain lining makes.

    Fiona #59

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  15. These are so gorgeous. I was looking at dried fennel seed heads in the frost in my garden this morning. These remind me of them! Lovely work as always. You always make me want to reach for my needle and thread, but I know I would be dissatisfied with the results. I think I need to satisfy myself with replacing the missing buttons on my Victorian nightdress for now! Elaine

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  16. Really lovely pieces you are creating.
    Their softness and beauty draw me in Diana.
    oxo

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  17. Oh these are beautiful, they look so soft and peaceful. You are very talented.
    Hugs Lisax #14

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  18. These are beautiful. Thermal curtain lining is inspired. I love to use wool blanket in my collages. Thanks for sharing. Happy crafting, Max #29 :-)

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  19. This is phenomenal! Your very intricate flowers are delightful! I really wish I had the patience and hand agility to stitch in this way. I love it! You should totally hang little groups of these together on the wall, they are works of art!

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  20. Just gorgeous Diana and they have a lovely wintery feel to them. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela x 15

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  21. They are both beautiful. I was wondering what the background fabic was I thought it looked like handmade felt.

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  22. So pretty.... I love all the little details.

    It must be a good feeling finishing up all your winter projects... whilst awaiting spring :)

    Karen x

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  23. very calm, serene, beautiful.And well done on almost finishing off last years projects, I have a hole pile of ufo's waiting for me to finish them.Vicky#66

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  24. Lovely, Diana - I especially love the flowers against the blue.....Spring in the making! And really love the texture of the first piece....looks so soft! xxx Lynn

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  25. Who would have thought thermal curtain offcuts could be made so beautiful.!

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  26. I don't even know what thermal curtains are, but I want some offcuts too! I adore them both, and am especially fascinated by the 2nd one with those swirly little flowers. I've been wanting to do some sewing and needlework lately, but I don't even own a sewing machine, which is a little limiting. You keep inspiring me though to try some hand stitching, who knows, maybe it will actually happen.

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  27. So delicate and beautiful Diana,I so love your Winter Garden work and have enjoyed all the pieces I have seen. I adore how in the first one you incorporated that bit of old book paper, - the blending of fabric and paper, or indeed of the different fabrics, gives so much depth and texture to your work, - stunning like always!

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  28. Extraordinary! The combination of the soft thermal fabric, the delicate tracery of the embroidery and waxy book page fragments is so evocative somehow, making me think of winter days both indoors and out... From a walk by a frosted pond, all wrapped up in cosy woollens, to being curled up by a fire with a good book, but somehow all at the same time! Simply wonderful.
    Alison xx

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  29. Oh Diana, mouthwateringly gorgeous as always! I love the subtle white on white - the remnants of flowers in the snow. Your work is endlessly stunning. Thank you for your lovely comment, and your good wishes - we are very relieved my hubby is OK, and I am doing fine, too. Gradually getting my strength back and I can feel my creative mojo stirring a little as I catch up with people's blogs and get inspired by what everybody's doing! Circular needles are so much easier to knit with than straight ones. Glad you like my brainless knitting - I've just started a brainful knitting project lol! Not knitting as yet, only un-knitting, but worth it in the end, I hope. It's something I can do while relaxing and it stops my mojo going completely off to sleep again!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #43

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  30. Oh my God I'm so behind, and look what I've been missing! I love how delicate but also cozy these embroideries are.

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