Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pretty Little Pansies

I've always liked the happy little Pansy.  Some think that the colorful nodding blooms look like faces in deep thought; the name comes from the french word for thought, pensee

When I found Diana Lampe's Embroidered Pansies, it went on my 'must list'. Look at the variety!

Fun little things.  There are hundreds of long-and-short-stitch pansies in this book, as well as a few violas, projects, and crocheted pansies. I was pleasantly surprised by my first attempt, though it certainly could have been better.

And my second attempt (the blue one in the first picture) was much better.  Turned it into a little birthday card for Grandma. 

I have so many long-term projects underway these days, I love these little projects that give me a feeling of accomplishment after only a few hours. I am sure these two won't be my last! 

Nobody can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while.
~ L.M. Montgomery

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rings and Things

A finish!  They DO exist!

Hot off the needles and not even fully ironed, it's my 3-years-in-the-making version of Ink Circles' Growth Rings!

Threads are HDF BeSeeded and BeFuddled on 40ct off-white linen. 

This blog, it's not dead yet!  (It's feeling much better!)