Embroidered Penguins

This piece is inspired by Nana, one of the most wonderful people I know. She loves penguins. She loves the way they nest, eat, and make community. Penguins are captivating. I think it is safe to say the penguin is cute. I started to sketch a few ideas  for a piece.

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Then I refined and simplified the idea.

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After a recent blue thread disaster with another project, I keep much better records. DMC is currently my thread company of choice.

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During the sketching period we made a visit to the glass studio demo at the Chrysler Museum. At the studio there is a wall for visitors to leave a sketch and it may be grabbed by a glassblower and made during one of their daily demonstrations. I drew a penguin, and here are the amazing results.

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A view inside of the glass penguin.

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And here is another inside of a project. Although many embroidery  backs are covered I often find myself falling in love with them. What I enjoy is the relaxed version of the image, sort of like a watercolor.

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A metal D ring for a hook.

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The front of the piece. It is filled with a thin layer of wool batting.

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Seed stitch and St. George Cross stitch.

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Stem stitch gold rings.

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Coral stitch for a pebbly beach.

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These penguins have French knot eyes and Satin stitch bodies.

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Thank you for stopping by and for all the support.

Brambleton Threads recently became an LLC, and my husband is helping with the business. We hope to have a some more information coming up soon on projects focusing in embroidery and quilting with custom designs.

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One Lovely Blog Award

 

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Fun Fashion Freedom nominated me for “One Lovely Blog” and here is a thank you from me to her! This is a fun award to be apart of and I hope y’all love the bloggers I nominated as much as I do.

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at most 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees that you have nominated them.

IMG_9078Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I have two tiny dogs.
  2. I love all animals.
  3. I love to bake cakes that don’t want icing
  4. One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my favorite books.
  5. I like dried pineapple.
  6. Blue is my go to color.
  7. I practice yin yoga.

My Nominations:

  1. CrawCrafts Beasties
  2. Heart of the Healer
  3. Zippy Quilts

Thanks for stopping by!

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February Photos

This month’s red and greens, rich and dark, stand out against pops of blue.It has been an inspiring month and many projects are coming in to the final stages of production.

Aging bricks.

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Admiring one of the many blossoming Japanese Magnolias.

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Two wood poles eaten away and a plastic and wire basket.

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The curving road.

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Empty building.

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Mated ducks.

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Red gardenia and the painted fire hydrant.

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Past noon.

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The neighbor’s ornamental ceramic mushroom.

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Hope you enjoyed February as much as we have.

New Year and New Doodles

Before moving across the country again I picked up these Caran D’Ache crayons. img_8879

P.M.L.

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Half eggs

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Marimekko fabrics are something I’ve admired since first reading about the company in an issue of McSweeney’s. I was thrilled with this planner my aunt gifted to me (she has a matching one!).

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Week One

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Week Two

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Week Three

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Week Four

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Week Five

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Week Six

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Since all paint brushes are still packed in storage, I’ve been blending with a wet Q-tip.

What have you been drawing? Thanks for stopping by.

Sun Embroidered

2016, like all years, has been incredible. This embroidered piece is influenced by the many sunrises I caught this year; waking up in the dawn’s dark is one of my favorite activities.

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After the embroidery was finished, I machine quilted the double wool batting with gold Gutermann thread.

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The front up close.

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The blue behind.

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Thanks for stopping by at any point during this year and after!