Sunday, February 28, 2010

Well Wishes…

So last night, while at the bookstore I was looking through the craft magazines and this one caught my eye:

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There are many lovely projects in this magazine, but the one that REALLY caught my eye was the featured project “Well Wishes” by Maureen Tarnok. This type of project makes my heart go pitter-patter! I can only hope to have the type of skill, someday, to complete something this detailed and gorgeous. What I fell in love with the most about this project was the tree:

tree

Look at all those lovely french knots! Just about my favorite stitch! I am actually going to attempt, at the very least, to make the tree. I have some left over course linen from a Halloween project a couple of years ago and I think I will do it on there. I want something a little more substantial than just a cotton or muslin. We’ll see what happens!

Here’s a better look at the whole project:

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11 comments:

Annette said...

Wow, that is so gorgeous! Initmidating, but gorgeous!!!! Don't you wish you could see the real thing and run your fingers over it? I look forward to seeing your tree!

Allie said...

Oh. My. That is breathtaking. The tree caught my eye first too!

Shiree said...

don't you love it when you find a good book like that and you can get so much use out of it!! It is delightful, I am sure you will get any hours of enjoyment from it

urban craft said...

oh my gosh, that stuff is so amazing. I only wish that would be able to whip out something like that, although I haven't attempted much embroidery work. Nice find.

Plays with Needles said...

Oooh, I like that one too..I'll have to look that one up!

Jade said...

What I really wanna know is how those dangling lilacs have been created. The whole thing looks amazing. Thanks for sharing, it really is inspiring!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Wow, that is awesome!

My Life Under The Bus said...

Oh it's fantastic ! I've never been very good at french knots but this certainly makes me wish I was ! Good Luck and show us your tree !

Sarah - Kala said...

Holy Hannah!
You know that took yonks and yonks to do!
Gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

You have exquisite taste, L. Your posts and works of art are beautiful. You are so ingrained in your passion, which I appreciate. mu ah!

Micki said...

That is an awesoe project. Since the French know is your favorite stitch, you should love making the tree.
Micki