Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tiny Hummingird Picture

I was inspired to do this little picture last year. It is done on 32 count polysilk over one, using 2 threads to give it the dimentional look.

The polysilk is clearish, so I had to be careful not to have any threads show through.
The finished size of the center design is only 2 1/2 inches.


Judy said...

It's beautiful. Where did you find the pattern?

~Narita said...

Laura Doyle is the designer. This design was included in one of those plastic-like trivets. I purchased mine at the craft store, but I've seen them in the stitchery magazines. I don't see that design on her website right now, though.

Another gorgeous designer of hummingbirds (and other birds) is Crossed Wing, the designer whose large "Flower Power" I am currently working on. I've got some close ups of the hummingbirds in some of my posts a month or two ago. :)

KimV said...

Narita... gulp... that's is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Wow, I know you said it had a dimensional quality to it but I had no idea... I wish I could see it up close and personal! Well, you definitely made me want to give this a try...
keep up the good work!!! lol

JennyPennyPoppy said...

this is so very lovely!