Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Lovely Post and a Finsh

I received this in the post yesterday from Bridget in Austrailia (http://stitchety-grub.blogspot.com/). She has several ATC's on offer to swap and I chose two of my favourites.
I love these ATC's and spent ages admiring the tatting on them yesterday. They are so delicate and small, my admiration for anyone that does tatting has risen considerably. DS2 was so taken with them, he has asked if he can do his own ATC to send to her. I have to sort him out with some fabric and threads later and see what he comes up with.
I had a lovely afternoon stitching and I just had to stay up late and finish it. I couldn't leave half a fish and a star fish until today.


The shells were stitched using encroaching satin stitch and some of the threads have been blended to create shading. The satin stitch fish used the same technique across their backs.
This was an absolute joy to stitch. The shell in the centre was my favourite. The transfer for this was so clear, I am going to see if I can get a second image from it, and use part of the design for something else.


9 comments:

Sue said...

You are one talented woman and it sounds like it runs in the family with your son! I love the ATCs and your sea themed piccie.

Gaynor said...

I love your embroidery, it is very effective, and the atcs are fantastic. It makes a nice change to get nice things in the post doesnt it! Brightens you whole day

Rudee said...

The top cards are tatted? I love those bright colors, they're pretty.

The sea is looking beautiful.

Annie said...

I have tatting envy too. Love the ATC's and your stitching is just gorgeous!

Patti said...

Your stitching is really lovely - you are just so talented. Could you please tell this novice what an ATC is please? Thanks. Patti xxx

Miriam said...

The sea embroidery is fantastic!

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great! I love those colors :)

averyclaire said...

Just catching up on all your posts. Love the shell and fish embroidery...it's beautiful. J's serviette turned out super. Love your trading gifts also. J's jumper is super! Can't imagine knitting in black, but yours turned out marvelous!

Karan said...

Lovely ATC's and your finish is gorgeous. :0)