Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Final Vintage Embroidery Piece

Final Vintage Embroidery Piece
Originally uploaded by lasassone
This is the final vintage piece that I purchased in Nevada. I think this is my favorite of all 6 pieces and I believe this will be the centerpiece of anything I make from the 6 pieces.

I have to say this photo comes up looking like the velvet is blue, but it is not. It is a deep rich teal in color.

Each side measures 19 inches and from the base to the top it measures 17 inches high.

99% of the stitching is done with the old-style chenille thread. There is a little pearl cotton stitching in the center of each of the flowers. The piece is in good shape but there are 3 or 4 places where the stitches are loose. I will repair these discreetly using a strand of silk floss and tacking the errant ends down from the back.

I do not know how this was used originally, but you can see the old seam lines and, in addition, there are evenly spaced small holes inside the seam allowance. It's almost as if someone had used a pushpin to tack this piece up somewhere. I don't have a clue as to what would have made these holes.

So those are all the 6 pieces and now..........

I'm off on a week's journey to Arizona where I will visit with my brother and visit some favorite places. This is the first time in a while that I will travel without my laptop, but at my brothers home I can check my email and some favorite links.

I'm also taking my cpu into the shop where, while I'm gone, they will tweak it and maybe give it a physical and put some life back into it. It may need a transfusion for all I know. Or perhaps it's just getting old like me. At least IT didn't fall on the laundry room steps this morning!

Don't ASK!

LOL! I'm not sure how this "no computer trip" will work, but I have forwarded some things to my yahoo mailbox in hopes I can still check things at my brothers place.. Whether I'll be able to blog remains a mystery. But if I can't, I'll see you all in a week!

I'm taking a lot of stitching with me for evenings when my brother reads. He doesn't watch television!

Stitch On!


piney cq said...

You've been tagged for MEME!!

Thanks for sharing these great finds of yours! They're gorgeous!

Sharkeysday said...

Oh dear! I'd be having major withdrawl! What neat stuff! Glad to catch up and start reading blogs again! (she says as she sits here hemming pants and cleaning her studio!).

Have fun in Arizona!

Lizzie said...

Lovely work.=)

We don't watch much TV either. I tend to stitch whilst watching too!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the visit. Please send me your address to inmystudio@sbcglobal.net and I will send you some fabric scraps I have for your quilts. Sorry about the email. Now you have my address.
We took the TV out of our den and made a Sewing room in there.
I love the pillowcases.