MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Roses, roses....everywhere!

Yes, there are roses everywhere.  No real ones, unfortunately, but stitched ones are almost as good.



When I completed this little heart I was almost ridiculously happy with it. It only measures a little over one inch in height!  Cross stitch on waste canvas and silk ribbon flowers.




This rose reminds me of the embroidery that my grandmother did.  Just simple outline stitch.



A yellow rose - done using a blackwork pattern, also on waste canvas.


(Do you think I ought to have stock in the waste canvas company?)



Today the quote is from William Hazlitt...."None but those who are happy in themselves can make others so"


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses MA! I can't believe the top one is only about an inch! I would need magnifiers! It's fun to pull out work with a theme and post it. I may have to steal this idea.

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  2. love all your roses. i have packages of different sized waste canvas but i hate using it....not that it's difficult....i just don't like stitching over that canvas. it's just not as enjoyable for me as stitching on the fabric.

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  3. Beautiful roses. Waste canvas is so useful!

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  4. Happy to have found our blog through Swathed in Stitch. Love the roses!

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  5. You are indeed making excellent use of the waste canvas...love that little heart!
    Deb

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  6. Your hearts are all lovely! The heart is my favorite. I would be ridiculously happy with it, too. Beautiful work!

    Waste canvas is such a handy tool.

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  7. Love all your roses, especially the little SRE ones.

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  8. Your roses are all so pretty, but I'm really attracted to the heart--so delicate! I have some waste canvas, but haven't used it yet, though after seeing your creations I am tempted to dig it out....no!...slap my wrist... have to finish the wedding piece first!
    Borrowing your quote to share-thanks.

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