Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tiny Stitches and Paying in Foward

Look what came in the mail on Friday! I've been checking my mailbox with anticipation every day for more than a week. This gorgeous embroidery sampler was hand stitched by Maya the Embellisher. She hosted a giveaway in June and I was the very lucky winner. Maya's Blog is titled "Million Little Stitches" and this sampler lives up to her reputation. Oh my these are tiny stitches, smaller than the head of most pins. All done with a single strand of embroidery floss. I love how she inserted subtle changes of color in certain places. It just makes the embroidery shine.

My great, great Grandparents moved to the United States from Norway and Germany. Many of the motifs in Maya's work remind me of handwork and knitting that I have seen in my home since childhood. Her work will have a cherished place in my home. Thank you Maya for your generosity!

To pay my good fortune forward I am hosting a giveaway that ends this evening (Sunday) on my Dye Candy Blog. Click here to enter.

8 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Beautiful sampler.....will you frame it?....or work it into a quilt?

Enjoy.....LindaMay

ArtPropelled said...

Stunning isn't it?

bindu said...

This is beautiful. I just got your message, and I can't believe I won!!! I never win any of these things, and how lucky my luck came through on your giveaway! Wow. I'm so excited. I'll go take a look later today and get back to you. Thank you so much!! :)

india said...

what a delightful treasure...how nice to think that such a beautiful object will be embellishing the shady grove...

Susan Buret said...

It's just beautiful Chris.

Susan Buret said...

It's just beautiful Chris.

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm so glad the sampler is with you Chris

Jackie said...

It's pieces like this that spark my interest in learning to stitch. It's just gorgeous!