Friday, February 20, 2009

Florentine bargello: Brenda Day, designer

I finished stitching the last remaining few stitches this morning of this lovely florentine bargello design by Brenda Day. Just in case that some of you "might" be interested in stitching it (grinning) you can find it in her book called "Bargello: A Fresh Approach to Florentine Embroidery", which can be found at Amazon, eBay and needlepoint shops. This is not a difficult book to find at all and there are lovely projects inside. I will be doing more of Brenda's projets in the near future.
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I have always enjoyed myself tremendously each time that I have been working on bargello projects. You can see all of them here under my "bargello" listing.
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This weekend, I will take time to get out all my stitched projects that are ready for finishing and will take inventory of all the supplies I need to finish them all and go to JoAnn and see if I can find the fabric, etc. that I need and will get cracking. I am normally never that behind with my finishing and I hate it. If I stitch something, I want to be able to enjoy it and sitting in a drawer is not my idea of enjoying a finished project.
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I will post group photos of all the projects that I need to finish a bit later. Hope I won't get a fainting spell when I see them all in the open :-(
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Better get cracking as I have lots of work to do to get all this ready and much much more stitching to do. No dull moment for this girl :-)
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Pierrette =^..^=

3 comments:

Terry said...

This has turned out really lovely and I am wondering what colour you will use for the backing of the cushion and will you edge it with a braid or maybe a cord or even a tassel edging that you can purchse in a complimentary colour

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Terry,

I am planning to use the same color as the border all around the pillow and will not be adding a cord, only beaded tassels around the corners.

Pierrette =^..^=

lakshmi said...

Hi,
this is lovely..