Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Big Reveal!

Finally, a bright sunny day to capture this latest piece of magic to arrive home after it's round the world trip visiting all my fab QB5 buddies! There seemed little point in photographing my feeble stitching attempt before my sampler left these fair shores in June! I thought I'd just be patient and wait for gals to come up trumps and they didn't disappoint!! what a beauty!
the first stop was Carole in New Zealand, she added a doily with little blue buttons
and a gorgeous flower centre!
next my stitchery crossed the world to begin it's American adventure! Patty added a beautiful TAP gal! I'm still amazed at the quality of this transfer technique, it really has all the detail of a real photo
and a beautiful (very old) button!
Nathalie decided it was time to play! and play she did!


a totally inspired use of an old T-shirt, a brilliant image! If all our mountains were this sparkly then I just know I'd learn to ski properly! really I would...

last stop Linda and her timepieces! I love these!


time to play, to dream, to create....

Thank you so much my dear friends for your stitching spirit, it's rather contagious and I will finish the corner you so kindly left me! it's a promise!

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28 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful piece!!! Great photos and description. Love it all. It was a joy to work on, Margaret!

~*~Patty S said...

Fantastic photos as always Margaret, thank you for the close up views of so much loveliness!
Our stitchery project certainly was a lovely and delightful challenge.
oxo

Vintage Laura xx said...

This is stunning! You should all be very proud! I can't decide which bit I like the most! Lovely! Laura xx

Nathalie Thompson said...

I caught myself wanting to say that yours was my favorite-- but they were EACH my favorite!

I didn't take up too much room, did I? heeheeehee.

Linda's timepieces were a brilliant addition. Patty's button, so unique! and carole's flower's-- well, your favorite color!

ale said...

howbeautifull margaret!! sharing so much talent and playing!!!!!!!!lovely!! abig kiss for each one of you all!!!!!!besos!!

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Oh, Margaret! it's a brilliant idea! what a beautiful artwork you are having now! I could hardly belive that it was made by several people as it looks so harmoniously!

Jo said...

Beautiful! Those skiers are just too funny!

x

Sherry said...

What a wonderful project!

Your completed piece is simply stunning Margaret, what a very special piece of art to cherish.

La Dolce Vita said...

what a fabulous piece! this is wonderful M!! you must really love it!!

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Amazing ! What a wonderful and very special treasure this is........ love the "loved" look this has.

Cynthia Eloise said...

oh wow, beautiful. this piece has so much meaning, it has passed so many hands, it makes it even more beautiful. a finished piece to cherish and remember all the friends that contributed.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW!! This is such a beautiful stitchery Margaret and well travelled too.
Each one has it's own charm and I love them all. However the skiers ties in so well with Switzerland and I love it's quirkiness!
I've also seen Patty's which was completely different, so three more to come - can't wait.
You're a clever bunch of Queen Bees!!
Shane xox

Riki Schumacher said...

This is so beautiful Margaret, I love that you circulated it for a progressive piece. It is so wonderful what everyone did. Hugs, Riki

Karen said...

Oh Margaret, this has turned out to be a beautiful piece of work made more precious because your friends' love has gone into it! You must be delighted with it XXX

Lisa said...

That's very pretty, a successful project. Aren't the colours effective! Agree the TAP image is very good quality, worth checking out.

Halle said...

Amazing piece of art!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

absolutiely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

kiwicarole said...

So gorgeous, neat to see it all come together!! YAY!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful and inspiring!

bad penny said...

Ahh I've seen the others & now this... so very lovely.
I've loved looking at these stitcheries & you must all love them too & had fun making them - Bravo !

Heloise said...

Beautiful piece of work.

Fabric Art said...

Margaret, what a great piece of embroidery work there has been done on this piece, all put together perfectly.
Anni

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Just found your blog from Cindy Adkins. This is just gorgeous!!! What a great idea! I love it!
~ Julie

Jenxo said...

whata brilliant piece, it all just works beautifully... lovely stitching and embellishments...

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Margaret,

This is so lovely!

Alisa said...

Wonderful!
What will you add in the corner?

Ragamuffin Gal said...

So very beautiful Margaret! What a treasure! What a wonderful bond all of you gals have together! Blessings dear one! ~ Katie

Puma said...

Красиво и необычно!