Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Love is like a butterfly

I went to an embroidery workshop last week, and this is what I have ended up with. We were given the felt and a choice of motifs to work on. I thought I would do the butterfly as I hadn't done one before. 
I tried some new stitches. I only made a start on it at the two hour class, so finished it off at home. It's very similar to the embroidered hearts and flowers I make at around Christmas time.

I think I might turn this butterfly into a needle case.

This is a monthly class, I don't think I can make the March one, but hope to be back there in April.
Practice, practice, practice.

Here's Dolly.

ilona

14 comments:

  1. That's pretty. It would make a perfect needlecase. Sounds like a good class to go to regularly too. Have fun.

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  2. Beautiful embroidery, Ilona, and a bright pop of colour! It took me right back to the mid sixties and my first year at secondary school when we had to make and embroider a design on a cover for our hymn books. I chose a butterfly in blue, green and pink. It lasted me the 7 years of my school career and, oh dear, I still have it tucked away in a drawer! I can't imagine I'll use it in its present form but perhaps I can repurpose it...maybe a motif on a shopping bag? Another gorgeous day in prospect so must get out for a walk. Vicki

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    1. Hello VickEY,You have given me an idea now.I too have things that I made at school so Im going to have a look whats there and see if any of them can be sewn onto one of my shopping bags.Much better to give them a new lease of life,instead of being packed away in a drawer,xx

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  3. I love butterflies and that is one of my favorite songs. Your butterfly is beautiful so very neat.
    Hazel c uk

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  4. Thats beautiful Ilona!I love butterflies,xx

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  5. I think that’s smashing looks really good, bright and cheerful.I used to do a lot of embroidery when I was young, many years ago, though recently I did some chain stitching on a quilt that was going to be used in a toddler group

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  6. Catriona said: Your hand stitching is beautiful, Ilona.

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  7. I wish I could sew like you Ilona. So neat, your chain stitch is perfect. love the colours reminds me of summer. Love Dolly Parton.

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  8. How beautiful! Love that you gave us the song to match as well!

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  9. I love butterflies and what you created is beautiful and colourful i love the Dolly Parton song too its a long time since i heard it thanks for sharing x

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  10. That Dolly Parton reminded me of this show that used it as their theme song. It was one of my favorites years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRoWucmipI8

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  11. Nice butterfly. I just finished knitting a few rows on my prayer shawl. Crafts are good in many ways!

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  12. That's really pretty. I plan to spend a bit of time learning embroidery stitches while I recover from my hip op in April.

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  13. Beautiful !
    I am enjoying watching the Great Sewing Bee on tv, which is bizarre as I haven’t ever tried sewing since a disastrous attempt at making a dress when I was at secondary school !

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