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, March 25, 2014

Valerie Pfeiffer Hummingbird

I just love blue fabric that is painted to look like clouds.
I am so glad the days of using white Aida cloth are over! There are simply sooooo many possibilities nowadays!!!!!

This little darling is over one, of course. Because we all know how much easier it is to do over one with only one thread. There is no railroading involved!

And of course, the added bonus, you use less of the pretty fabric. Less thread...a SMALLER, less expensive FRAME for it and if you added a mat, well, a smaller mat, costs less! And not to mention, its easier to find a space on the wall to PUT it. BONUS BONUS BONUS.

And you know me, gotta add sparkle. So lots of blending filament because Hummingbirds are beautiful little things.

I plan to frame this. Its to be a gift for my Auntie. Her birthday is in May. She's to be 92 this time.

OH and a tiny change, I changed the color of the flowers. We don't have any fuchsias here that have blue on them. (Oh and French knots, too. I love French knots now because my friend, Ria showed me how to do them. Thank you Ria!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


Annette-California said...

Beautiful! Your aunt will treasure what you stitched for her. love Annette

Aileen said...

You have a knack for finding the most exquisite treasures! This is a tiny beauty. A big 'Happy Birthday' to your Aunt!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish! Your Aunt will love it.

Vickie said...

Beautiful! A fantastic gift for your Auntie.

Deborah Dick said...

what a precious little design.

Stitching Noni said...

I absolutely love Valérie Pfeiffer designs (I actually have a number of her prints on my walls as well) but as yet I have only stitched one of her designs. The hummingbird is gorgeous. Love the colour change you did on the fuschia :)