mais um trabalho acabado |another finished work

toalha Lpormenor de toalhavejam aqui;      look here
Letra Lfrom Mary Corbert’s monograms
pormenor toalha de linhovejam aqui  ou aqui ;  look  here or here
e siga para a próxima
let’s go to the next one
proxima toalhatenham um ótimo fim de semana
have a great weekend

“sangue, suor e lágrimas”? “blood, sweat and tears”?

drawn thread L bainha aberta L

drawn thread L
bainha aberta L

Acabada a bainha aberta da terceira neta.
Finished the open work for third granddaughter.

bainha aberta L (outro lado Drawn thread L (other side)

bainha aberta L (outro lado
Drawn thread L (other side)

e a começar o outro lado (deveria estar acabado esta semana)
and starting the other side (should be finished this week)

sangue? blood?

sangue?
blood?

não senti nada… suor já tinha sentido, lágrimas, talvez só quando a agulha me caía das mãos e não conseguia continuar
Bons trabalhos.
I felt nothing … sweat had felt, tears, perhaps only when the needle dropped from my hands and could not continue
Happy stitching!

 

Por onde andas, Primavera? | Where are you Spring?

cerejeira

cerejeira

Depois de uns poucos de dias de quase Verão voltou a chuva, vento e frio!
Pelo menos tenham uma boa semana com agulhas e linhas.
After a few days of almost summer here we have again rain, wind and cold!
At last a happy stitching week.

 

Quem sabe? | Who knows?

Encontrei esta foto no Pinterest, mas não consigo encontrar a/o autor/a. Será que alguém sabe quem é?
I found this photo on Pinterest, but can’t find the author. Does anyone know who is she or he?

Who Knows? | Quem sabe?

Who Knows? | Quem sabe?

Thanks to Tara,
Alla Zukova (Kaliningrad, Russia) embroidery teacher
https://picasaweb.google.com/107923120169803447684/VsIQVF

https://vk.com/id160083802

https://www.facebook.com/alla.zukova1

Take a look at Tara’s blog – lovely- as well
I love internet when well used!

Amizades | Friendships

Uma amiga virtual que me tem apoiado e acompanhado há muito tempo, neste blogue, enviou-me umas fotos do seu trabalho minucioso. Assina os comentários como Velia6.
Também me enviou o seu blogue que eu tinha encontrado há muito tempo e de que perdi o endereço como de tantos outros que perdi e nunca mais encontrei!
www.fibersneedlesandthreads.com
A virtual friend who has supported me and followed for long, on this blog sent me some pictures of his meticulous work. Signs comments as Velia6.
Also sent me her blog address I had found long ago and lost the address as so many others lost and never found again!

Apreciem o trabalho e a descrição que enviou.
Enjoy her exquisite works and descriptions.

bead work

bead work

Elephant – I made the form out of muslin, and it is beaded throughout in seed beads of all colors. I used poly filament otherwise known as fishing line  of 100m 1.8 Kg clear. 0.20mm in diameter.  3 beads at a time in back stitching in case of someone cutting the beads, they would not unravel.

Beaded Work  001by Velia

Beaded Work 001 by Velia

 

Needlepoint Frame 2001

Needlepoint Frame 2001

The second photo is of a mini Persian carpet in a wooden frame to keep the canvas taut. It is done in 22 count canvas, with Paternayan yarn single strand. Needlepoint needles # 20-22 in a stabbing back stitch. When all embroidery completed, I leave 2.5cm around the design before trimming. The backing is done in a complimentary color by machine.

Mini Persian Carpet 004

Mini Persian Carpet 004

New dollies 001

New dollies 001

Pink Fairy 001

Pink Fairy 001

Pink Faiey 002

Pink Faiey 002

The Queen's ladies 001

The Queen’s ladies 001

The last four photos are of the different types of cloth dolls I make, the first ones are 
wearable pin dolls, I make all the form of all dolls in muslin, of skin color cotton fabrics 
for faces and limbs. I use all kinds of nice materials for the costumes, yarns for hair,
silks, brocades, and other fabrics suitable for each and every different doll.

 

I appreciate all her work, but the beaded work is exquisite.
And now she says : I am taking a class from a teacher from England’s Royal School of Needlework online, it is an evening cap from the works of Shakespeare, the one in the photo is the finished one, still on the frame because I have to do the goldwork yet and the edge.

Actual work in progress by Velia!

Actual work in progress by Velia!

Lovely, isn’t it?
Thanks so so much for your friendship. (I found you used to sign as Manos maravillosas and it’s very very true)

New drawn-thread hem | Outra bainha aberta

Muito mais fácil de fazer com o fio de algodão Perlé 8
Much easier working with cotton thread Perlé 8
Esta toalha devia ficar hoje pronta…
This towel would be ready today…DSC03752…e amanhã já é Maio e a primavera, esperemos.
…and tomorrow already May and Spring, we hope.

At last finished | Acabada finalmente

No mês de Abril estive bastante ocupada, embora longe do computador e, especialmente, do blogue. Entre dois aniversários muito importantes, 40 anos e 13 anos (filha e neta), deu para, finalmente (!), acabar a toalha já há anos bordada, a que só faltava fazer a bainha aberta.
In April I was very busy, but away from the computer especially the blog. Between two very important anniversaries, 40 years and 13 years (daughter and granddaughter) finally (!), finished the towel for years embroidered, only missing drawn thread work.

3 Toalha de linho T

3 Toalha de linho T

2 toalha de linho T

2 toalha de linho T

1 Toalha de linho T

1 Toalha de linho T

Não está nada perfeita, mas consegui fazê-la de seguida sem a agulha me estar sempre a cair das mãos. O que, nem imaginam, é muito bom.
Comparando com a que fiz há vários anos já, se nota o quanto sou ambiciosa na elaboração das bainhas abertas – quanto mais complicadas melhor.
There is no perfect at all, but I could do it without the needle be falling from my hands all the time. What, you can’t imagine, is so good.
Compared to the one I did for several years ago, I notice how much I am ambitious in the making of drawn thread work – the more complicated the better.

5 Toalhas de linho I e T lado principal

5 Toalhas de linho I e T
lado principal

6 Toalhas de linho I e T outra ponta da toalha

6 Toalhas de linho I e T
outra ponta da toalha

Quero muito ser mais assídua  no blogue, mas não quero prometer nada. Ando a fazer e a aprender várias coisas ao mesmo tempo.
Muito obrigada por continuarem a passar por aqui.
I really want to be more assiduous in the blog, but do not want to promise anything. I’m doing and learning several things at once.
Thank you for continuing to come by.