Friday, June 22, 2007

My Handy Work

Hi Everyone, I have had a couple of quiet days ,visited my Sister Pauline who insisted I stay for dinner she cooked Roast leg of lamb with plenty of veg, my favorite meal it was Delicious and also went to see my friend Gwen. It was too cold to be outside today we had a low of -2 celius at 7am high of 11celius with very icy winds bbbrrrrr. Gwen, Brian (Gwens Husband)invited Pauline and Myself too lunch at the Club, after lunch we all played indoor carpet bowls, we all had a good day the team Pauline and Brian were in, were the winners of the day.

I have just watched my football team have its 1st win of the season. Go Tigers!!

Tonight thought I would just show a little of my handy work.

this was a kit I bought at a trash and treasure complete with cottons it was a little grubby so 1st was too embroider, wash then make and fill pillow,

next was to make these,Goldylocks and the three bears

Above: All finished.
Below: a few Table cloths I have Embroided

This is 8 placing table cloth I made and gave my Daughter Joanne

This 1 I made for my daughter Carol.

A close up of Carols

2, Of many doily sets I have made, I also made a Table cloth in this Orchid Pattern for daughter Donna



Blogger RUTH said...

Oh WOW! These are so beautiful. Do you ever sell them; I'm sure people would pay for work as beautiful as this.... I'm in awe of such workmanship.
p.s. That lamb sounds good.

June 23, 2007 6:20 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Omigosh Jan, your embroidery work is absolutely amazing!! I've always admired people who can do that! That pillow is just so precious. The tablecloths and doilies are also gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend my friend:-) xoxo

June 23, 2007 9:50 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Oh I especially love the flower things.

And it's so interesting to have you be cold... when we are finally warrrrm. Isn't it grand, how both alike and different, different parts of this world are? :-)


June 23, 2007 10:24 am  
Blogger Peter said...

And very pretty too Jan... wheres Gary's?

June 23, 2007 11:57 am  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Now Jan that is what I call beautiful art, stitching the work done by lovely people.

How nice they look and what treasures they will be for your daughters always & forever.

My mother does embroidery too and I have several of her pieces and am so pleased to have them the work involved is huge.

love the one you saved from the garage sale.

keep warm see you again.

June 23, 2007 3:35 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Jen, That's beautiful work!!! My attempts have never been as tidy as that.

What does the back look like? The back of my work was a forest of stray threads and huge knots!

June 23, 2007 5:51 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

Lovely work!!
Always enjoy your posts.

June 23, 2007 8:29 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Really lovely - you are not just a pretty face. Glad you had a couple of nice meals at Paulines and then out with Gwen and Brian.
I am encouraged with Peter's comment - maybe he will like his lace doiley.
Thanks for your comments, the Teacher story was popular and glad you liked the jokes. Believe it or not I have been enjoying lots of chicken soup
that I made in thhe crockpot with giblets and vegies. Yummy.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

June 23, 2007 9:11 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Oh Jeanette - you saw my request! Thank you so much for indulging me! Your work is absolutely gorgeous...sigh..I would (a) love some of it in my collection and (b) wish I could stitch as well as that! I'm going to mention you on Patra's Place, so my stitching friends can pop in and admire your work too. Like me, they love to see what other people have done.

June 23, 2007 9:39 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

O my---oh MY!! These are all absolutely stunning! You did such a beautiful work of art on all of them. I especially fell in love with the pillow with goldielocks! Super, super job Jan!

June 23, 2007 10:48 pm  
Blogger HORIZON said...

What a talented lady you are Jen- your embroidery work is just beautiful. l can imagine how long these works would take to complete. The pillow with bears and Goldie in tow made me smile- what a cute wee project!
Thanks as always for stopping by- hubby and l are just taking it easy this weekend- blogging, reading and pottering around- the things we'd like to do more often-lol.
My sis says it's getting cold over there now- strange to think we're warmer- ;)
keep warm and bests to you and yours.xx

June 23, 2007 11:17 pm  
Blogger The Lone Beader said...

Goldilocks & the 3 bears are my favourite:)

June 24, 2007 12:26 am  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

What beautiful work you do. They are all so lovely. Especially the red roses. WOW!!

June 24, 2007 12:55 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hi that "sewing" I was about to call it ... EMBROIDERY .. is wonderful! Hope you're having a cheery weekend!

All the best


June 24, 2007 2:59 am  
Blogger Susie said...

Your embroidery work is just a gift!
My favorite is the three bears pillow! Such a treasure..

June 24, 2007 10:17 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Jeanette

What beautiful embroidery. I used to embroider when I was younger but haven't done any for years. I love the pillow.

June 24, 2007 1:03 pm  
Blogger slap me happy said...

jeez your good with a needle , well done . love the detail.

June 24, 2007 2:52 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ All your embroidery is beautiful, but I think the red roses wins my vote. Thanks for your message, glad you got a laugh from the post.
Take care, stay warm, Love, Merle.

June 24, 2007 8:12 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
Always knew you were smart and now I have seen the proof.
See you soon xoxo

June 24, 2007 10:40 pm  
Blogger Renae said...

Jeanette, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so talented. I can't even thread a needle properly, let alone try to sew something like that!! The pillow is so cute, and the tablecloth and doilies are just beautiful!!! Take care and have a blessed week my friend.


June 25, 2007 4:47 am  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Wow you are multi talented, my wife collects vintage embroider table cloth and she loved yours. Stay warm.

June 25, 2007 11:06 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Bravo ! good work ! I especially love the little bears on the pillow ! just too cute !
We officially have summer but only 16° so I had to put the heating on ! can you imagine !!

June 25, 2007 11:19 pm  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


I love these , Jan! You do beautiful work!!

I have done very little embroidery and never got good at it! I love the ones with the birds. Reminds me of the things my mom and aunts did when I was just very small! Pillow cases were very popular back in those days!


June 26, 2007 10:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work! Love the pillow!

June 26, 2007 11:03 am  
Blogger Meow said...

Wow, Jeanette ... what amazing needlework. All of it is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow

June 26, 2007 7:38 pm  
Anonymous colleen said...

Beautiful! I wish I had such a talent. Love the goldilocks and bears and roses on the tablecloth! Do you tell jokes while your making them?

June 27, 2007 12:31 am  
Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

Stunning you are so talented - heirlooms for sure. I hope they are treasured by all

June 27, 2007 5:18 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jeanette. Those are beautiful! I'm sure you invested a lot of time and effort in these magnificent creations. I love all of them especially Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They are so cute!

Congratulations for receiving the Rockin' Girl Blogger award from our dear friend Anni (Hootin' Anni). You really deserve it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers, stitch works and for sharing some laughter to everyone. Anni has been kind to share this award with me too and I feel very honoured.

Take care!

June 27, 2007 5:31 pm  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Just really do nice work.....isn't it fun to find these treasures....I use to work at a craft place and bought a lot of projects when they were marked down....I had so many, that I didn't get to, so I sold them at a garage sale, or gave to goodwill... now I wish I would have kept them.....that is such an unusal piece...have you ever thought of selling your items on etsy.....only costs 20 cents to put it up, and a very small % when you sell it.....

June 27, 2007 7:25 pm  
Blogger Val said...

What glorious workmanship! I love the subtlety of the coloring in that first tablecloth. Well done!

July 04, 2007 6:33 pm  

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