Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ES SAL: Emma's First Finish (of Two)!

So sorry for being so quiet this week! We've had an unexpected mini-heatwave, with abnormally high temperatures, terrible humidity and a heavy "haze" from the forest fires in Quebec and Labrador. Nothing life-threatening, just a little uncomfortable :)

It's been too hot to even be on the computer, let alone stitch, so the Tassel Tutorial has been delayed yet *again*. Oops! But no matter, since Emma (of EveningEmma) has come up with an absolutely fabulous beaded braided marker that is AMAZING:

Isn't her finish so FUN?! Emma pulled the pink, yellow and green from her stitching (the original colourway) for the braiding and then added some great contrast with green, red and orange beads at the end of the marker! It's so Summer-y and fresh! I think the tri-colour braid is so clever, and that's definitely something I'd like to try. It's really striking combination, and I think Emma's bookmark is *gorgeous* :)

Make sure to head over to read her great post for more info, and to find out about her creative choice of backing fabric! As Emma mentions in her post, this is actually her second stitching of the pattern, the first being this beautiful variegated version:

Although this version isn't final finished yet, her stitching finish also surely deserves a mention :) I'm *incredibly* flattered that Emma liked this pattern enough to stitch it twice, and I can't wait to see her second finish too, whenever that may be!

Thankfully, the weather is supposed to cool off over the next few days, so I'm really looking forward to stitching again! Jeanne Dansby, of WyrdByrd Designs, has just offered a pretty new FREE Blackwork Small called "Summer Lace", and I'm hoping to start this soon! I'm thinking of stitching white on blue :) Or white on pink!!!


CrazyStitcher said...

I think Emma's bookmark with the braided marker is great. Whilst I have to admit to not being a fan of purples and lilacs, I cannot deny that the variegated version is equally gorgeous. It demonstrates just how versatile the 'Spring Garden' design really is, and that one should never be afraid to experiment.

I too spotted the 'Summer Lace' Blackwork Small (several days ago), and promptly downloaded it. I just love the Blackwork Smalls because as with your 'Spring Garden' design, they are so easy to embellish with speciality stitches and seed beads.

I look forward to seeing what your creatively gifted hands will conjure up! If there is to be a vote, I'm inclined to think white on pink would be most sppropriate for you, or maybe pink thread on white. Because it is you, then pink surely has to feature somewhere, whether it's in the form of fabric, thread, or seed beads. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Emma's version is lovely.
Thank you for the link to the blackwork chart, it looks lovely!

Karen said...

Love Emma's braided beaded marker! Both versions turned out very pretty. I'll pop over to check out her backing fabric.

Thanks for the link to the blackwork small. I really like it! It will have to be added to my "to do" list.... which keeps growing lol.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Thanks so much for the comments! I'm sorry for the delay in response, the weather continues to be fierce here.

@ CS: Well, thank you kindly for your lovely compliments about SG! It is amazing how versatile blackwork is, I really do love embellishing :) As for Jeanne's Summer Breeze, there is a whole story there that I'll be sharing soon. For a while it looked like it would be pink AND blue and then I started over with something else. So I *still* haven't decided LOL!

@ Meggie: You're very welcome, and I think Emma does absolutely lovely work too :)

@ Karen: I knew you'd like SB LOL! My TBS (To Be Stitched) list gets longer and longer too...

Yvonne said...

Emma's version in variegated is very lovely. I like the Lilac shades.
The other bookmark is nice too, looks very cheerful.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment Yvonne, I think so too!