Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Little Flower (18 x 29)

Materials: tea towel, vintage handkerchief, vintage lace, cotton embroidery floss, silk ribbon, beads, buttons, pillow case, photo transfer.

Click on any of the photos for close-ups.

The back is a pillowcase my sister gave me. The idea to do this came to me as I was waking up one morning.

The hem is the sleeve for the hanger. Completed July 2008. There are process notes under the "St. Therese" labeled posts.


Vicki W said...

Barbara, she's beautiful!!!

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JoWynn Johns said...

Glorious! Such a wealth of rich details. What a joy it must have been to create this work! I've looked at all the details. Fabulous.

Finn said...

Barb it's simply stunning. Your work is very beautiful and you seem to have 'just' the right amount.
I hope you are gloriously happy with the outcome. I have no doubt what so ever you would have WON that competition.
What a treasure. And the pillowslip is a wonderful idea. Don't we just find the coolest inspirations while coming up from sleep? Keep up the great work.
I also love your mini garden, the new clothesline addition and totally love the pinwheel quilt! Way to go Barb! Hugs, Finn

Allison Ann Aller said...

Simply perfect...I think this is your finest work to date.

Debra said...

Ohhh! Myyy! Just beautiful and your best and my favorite so far! Really pretty!

Granny Fran said...

This piece is exquisite. I don't see a single part that is not just right. Especially like the rose embellishments. Will she hang on your wall?

Judy S. said...

She's gorgeous, Barbara. I enjoyed looking at all the details, too. How did you do the large red roseds at the 4 corners? I really like the way you accented the head scarf and dress with straight stitches, very elegant!

Nice quilts and a pretty garden also!