Friday, 31 July 2015

World Embroidery Day 2015

I have been EXTREMELY busy recently with other things than embroidery. So I did not think I would have much time to stitch yesterday, July 30th, World Embroidery Day. However, I was fortunate!

I had prepared these items for a stumpwork portrait and I thought I would be able to get started on it at any rate, even if I did not finish until much later.

Then by sheer luck a  two-hour-assignment was cancelled and I found myself with enough time to finish the whole portrait. I even mounted it on a piece of cardboard and slipped it into a window card, ready to be sent off to someone's birthday!


I must admit, however, that there aren't a lot of true embroidery stitches on these stumpwork ladies! They are more appliqué than embroidery.

Did you have a good day of embroidery? Did you stitch with others? Will the world have more enthusiastic needleworkers next year?

17 comments:

  1. Glad you could grab a few hours for yourself. Missing your posts.

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  2. what a lovely card you made Queenie very expressive and I love the hair, only a tiny bit of stitching from me yesterday as I was busy getting the windows 10 update which took nearly all day to get right and now the computer is going slow

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  3. Your lady is very cute glad you had time to sew.
    Well done.

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  4. Unfortunately - I had no time to stitch on this important day -- ha. There came unforseen happenings. Your stumpwork Lady ist fantastic. Tell me, please, what kind of fabric you are using for the face.

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  5. Oops, I didn't even know it was world embroidery day! I'll have to celebrate it belatedly!

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  6. beautiful lay and beautiful card

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  7. I see the embroidery and you are skilled with a needle and thread! Thanks for sharing your portrait, beautiful.

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  8. Love your glamorous lady and the recipient would be so happy to receive her.

    I think even the smallest amount of any stitching for World Embroidery Day would count. I was unable to stitch at all, alas.
    I too miss your many enjoyable posts but sometimes life makes its own direction.

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  9. I love your little stumpwork portraits! I had a teeth cleaning appointment and was able to work on a little fob while waiting. I had several ladies come to see what I was doing.

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  10. Yes i did a little stitching but all alonge I'm afraid. I haven't found anyone on my island who stitches unfortunately. But I thought of all those other stitchers in the world and how we all love embroidery. I love your little lady, such a personality, and I to miss your posts.

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  11. Such a lovely stumpwork lady, it makes a pretty birthday card! I did a lot of stitching in World embroidery day, but cannot show it yet.

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  12. Your stumpwork lady is fantastic! I really have to learn stumpwork someday... On the 30th, my in-laws and I went to the beach with a Dutch relative that was visiting, so I did not manage any embroidery but we had a great visit! Perhaps next year..

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  13. A nice stumpwork lady, I did some cross stitch on embroidery day, not exactly embroidery but at least I was still stitching

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  14. I didn't realise that it was World embroidery day, but I did some anyway. Love your stumpwork lady.

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  15. I still want to learn how to do stumpwork! You are so busy these days but anytime you want to give a tutorial I'm a willing student!

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    1. Actually I did begin to take pictures for a tutorial and when given enough time can 'whip up' it up. Alas, at the moment, I hardly have time to breathe. Just completed the NHK Partnership block and wondering if it will be refused or not (there is fusible web...)

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