Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Sing your song





This lovely old box was given to me by a dear friend and it's so satisfying to make new use of it. I love stitching birds and I think this may be my favourite. I especially liked stitching the speckles on his tummy.

20 comments:

Wonky Patchwork said...

I think this is just beautiful.

Tamara said...

Such lovely and inspiring work. Your bird is very sweet and the words encouraging. Have a beautiful day.

Tamara <3

Karen said...

Such a beautiful piece! I love the tatting.

Jimmie said...

Just such a lovely, lovely box. If it were mine, I'd store a few found feathers in it when I'm lucky enough to find them while walking outside. Your work truly is a gentle, soothing inspiration.

Diane in North Carolina

Marie said...

This is so beautiful...perfect. I love the colours you chose for the feathers and speckles.

Lesley UK said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Carrie B. said...

Just beautiful!! I love that bird - you did an amazing job!! xo

Carol B. said...

This is beautiful. Love all of the elements, can't pick a fave. Awesome.

Evergreen Mo said...

A lovely piece of work. Your stitching is beautiful.

~ Dixie said...

Beautiful!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

This is the most beautiful bird you have worked - stunning and reminds us of the dawn chorus. My husband wonders why you chose that particular key in the music?

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your stitching of the bird is just outstanding, thanks for sharing the closeup picture, beautiful work you do!!

Marci said...

Oh, I love it! You really are an artist, using fabric and thread in place of canvas and paints. I especially like the shading on his back, and the speckles, of course. What joy it would be to open this as a daily affirmation. Wonderful!

Marci said...

Oh, I love it! You really are an artist, using fabric and thread in place of canvas and paints. I especially like the shading on his back, and the speckles, of course. What joy it would be to open this as a daily affirmation. Wonderful!

Betsy said...

Christine,
This is so beautiful!!! I have a question for you about the bird pattern! He is just gorgeous! I will lol here on your blog for your email! Love love your work, you are an inspiration!
Hugs,
Betsy

Erica said...

Your embroidery work is stunning. If this style had been fashionable 50 years ago, I think we would ALL still be embroidering :)

gentlework said...

Thank you for all of your kind and generous comments - I really appreciate them. There was no particular method in the musical notes I chose for this piece Andy Lloyd Williams, although I did like the inclusion of the italian phrase 'colla voce'. Christine x

Avis said...

Do you have a pattern for this beautiful embroidered design? I would love to make a bird like it. I am new to your blog, and I have to say I LOVE everything I am seeing here. I too collect bits of fabrics, laces, buttons, stones, feathers and little bits of things, but then never know what to do with them. You are giving me many great ideas! Thank you!

gentlework said...

Hi Avis - Sorry - I don't produce patterns for the things I make - thanks for reading. Best wishes Christine.

Ana Quintana said...

Adorable, precioso, tierno...