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

Friday, February 21, 2014

Another Seahorse and Starfish

The only change I made in this design was to use 2 strands of threads in the shell border, rather than one. I liked the full, puffiness better.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Deep Blue Sea (full picture)

Here's the full picture.
I didn't add a mat because I wanted the fabric to show. As always, Chatelaines look much better in person.( I think its looking a little washed out with the glare of the light coming through the window.)

My daughter loved it when I gave it to her. She cried the moment she saw it, before it was even all the way unwrapped!!!!! Such a happy Christmas.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Deep Blue Sea, a starfish and seahorse

There are 4 different colors of seahorses and starfishes, one on each corner.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Deep Blue Sea, a side

Here's a portion of it. We have 4 different sides. The title of this lovely design is called Deep Blue Sea, by Chatelaine Designs. I had the fabric dyed specially for this. Paula, from Crossed Wing did it for me. I LOVE the way she dyes her fabrics. Very soft blends, no drastic, splotchyness.

A year ago, I posted a picture of the whole piece, if you are interested in seeing it.  Its very large, like...30" square, or so. The finished stitched part is "only" 25".