Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Tapestries

Hi Everybody, I am going on holidays from friday 29th June for approximately 2 weeks.I am heading to Melbourne 1st then Flying to Queensland, and while there I'm hoping to catch up with Peter.So I will catch up with you all on my return home. .
I am very happy receiving the Rockin' Girl Blogger award from HootinAnni. I feel truly happy being the recipient of this lovely award and thoughtful recognition.

This is what Hootin Anni Wrote

What can I say about Jeanette's blog...First I love the music when her blog opens for me! It really puts me in good spirits! Along with some wonderful Aussie humor, she has shown us her wonderful work in her yard and gave a lot of insight for me as I love to garden too!!
Now to end with my Tapestries Click on all to enlarge..

This one is the very 1st tapesty I had tackled I wondered if I would ever finish this its hard to pick up the path and all the flowers, but as you can see went ahead finished it and then the ones below

The Major and The Piper these were My Alan's Favorite I was ask did I want to sell this pair, I declined then I was ask would I make another set I also Declined.this pair measure 26x16inches or 40x66cms They are both the same size and same frame.

The Major

Well what can I say about this one I never wore glasses till I was doing this so much black and chocolate brown all blended together on the bull 20x24 inches or50cmx62

Sorry about the flash but tryed to get close to show the splicing and fading of colours. this is the 1st one I had tryed using this technique,sometimes you had to splice and use 4 colours in the same needle. I think it turned out ok. same size as bullfighter.
HOOROO For now. Jen


Blogger Gina E. said...

I love the Pipers pair! No way would I sell those - any of them in fact. I have never sold any of the items I have stitched either. I will make things for friends and family as gifts, but everything else is for me (and Ken!).

June 29, 2007 12:49 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hope you're having a great time out there!
All the best


June 29, 2007 3:10 am  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

OMGoodness! These are truly, absolutely wonderful!! What intricate work! You continue to astound me with your talents!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Thanks for the visit.

June 29, 2007 3:18 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

These are so beautiful. They must have taken you ages to do. Such exquisite workmanship. Have a wonderful holiday and will catch up with you when you get back.

June 29, 2007 4:02 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Happy holiday traveling, Jen. Your tapestries are really nice, I can tell they were a lot of work.

June 29, 2007 1:42 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

I have no idea how to do a tapestry...
very impressive --

enjoy your holidays

June 29, 2007 4:50 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Hope you have a wonnnnnnnnderful trip!


June 29, 2007 11:25 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

OMG what a work did you do ! But the result is great. Must have been hard for your eyes. I just couldn't do that, I have no patience at all !

June 30, 2007 12:57 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh Jen, such beautiful tapestries you've made!! I've never attempted that craft but I can just imagine how much work went into making all of these pictures!! Have fun on your trip and we'll be waiting for you on your return:-) xoxo

June 30, 2007 3:40 am  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

That is awesome work!!!! So lovely and I can just imagine the woman hours!!!

We're heading out to Nova Scotia and will be seeing a lot of these guys in kilts. LOVE IT!!!

June 30, 2007 9:01 am  
Blogger Meow said...

What beautiful tapestries.
I can't sell stuff I make either ... I make stuff for family, and myself. I love it!
I've been working on a cross stitch for ages ... don't seem to have the patience to sit down for any length of time. You sure do look like you have heaps of patience !!
Have a wonderful holiday, Jeanette.
Catch you when you get back.
Take care, Meow

June 30, 2007 8:26 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Congratulations on your Rockin' Girl Blogger award. You deserve it because of the joy you bring others.

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful works. I'm impressed!

Have a splendid vacation!

June 30, 2007 9:55 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

Jen, Enjoy your holidaY!!
You deserve it.

July 01, 2007 10:51 pm  
Blogger Dick said...

Congratulations on the award! You have done a good job on the tapestries. You might try taking the photos in daylight without a flash. It might give brighter colors as the flash does introduce a bit of glare.

Enjoy your vacation trip. We will be leaving on the 17th for nearly two weeks with our motorhome to spend some time in the town where I grew up in eastern Washington State. I hope the weather isn't quite as hot as it was last year. One day then the temp about 14:20 in the afternoon was 102F! Pat isn't fond of real hot weather but will probably enjoy the air conditioning in the RV.

July 02, 2007 1:28 am  
Blogger Susie said...

Congrats on your award! Love your tapestries. I can only imagine the work that went into each of them.
Safe travels on your holidays.

July 02, 2007 6:20 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Jen

I don't know how you had the patience to do all those lovely tapestries. The work in them is phenomenal! I'd have thrown them out after all the unpicking, cursing,

Hope you enjoy your time in Hervey Bay in sunny, but cool, Queensland. Peter told me yesterday you were catching up with him.


July 02, 2007 2:59 pm  
Blogger Lelia said...

Awesome projects!

July 02, 2007 9:39 pm  
Blogger Renae said...

Such gorgeous tapestries!! You are a very talented woman indeed!! Congratulations on your rockin blogger award!!!! You do rock!!!Have a wonderful week!!


July 03, 2007 7:03 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Your tapestries are wonderful - you are a clever girl!!
Have a really wonderful holiday at Hervey Bay with Donna. See you when you get back. Hope you find nice warm weather. Much love, Merle.

July 03, 2007 6:05 pm  
Blogger Val said...

Love the basket of flowers. You are very talented. Can't believe you did such an intricate picture for your first go at tapestry.

I too had trouble photographing shiny things, wish I knew how to avoid that glare.

I guess it's too late to organise to meet up when you're in Melbourne this time. Maybe next time. Promise?

July 04, 2007 6:38 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

I hope your holiday is fabulous, & fun for you.
We can look forward to hearing all about it when you get home.

July 04, 2007 6:46 pm  
Blogger Steve G said...

Have a great vacation. I'm only sorry that mine is over.

July 06, 2007 7:10 pm  
Blogger Helen said...

Hi Jeanette,
Many thanks for your good wishes and welcome to blog land the other week, when I posted as Barnes Residence. I am now Helen's Haven.
Love the embroidery - and the aussie slang dictionary.

July 10, 2007 3:25 pm  
Blogger Gledwood said...

The workmanship in those pictures is amazing!
Still hope you're having a great time.
I've entered you (finally) into my blog "roll" sorry this took me so long but I'm so disorganized!
All the best 2u


July 12, 2007 8:05 am  

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