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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Entertaining Angels ~

A Good Sunday afternoon to you my friends ~
it is a loverly October day, warm & sunny
...but with an obvious Autumn chill in the air...

I've had the woodstove in the Keeping Room going today,
...seems like it is colder in this old farmhouse than it is outside ~ the welcome warmth from the stove makes it cozy and a perfect environment for stitching ~
 
here's what I've been working on:
"Christmastide"
 
~ two angels decorating their feather tree ~

I'll be making this finished piece into a hanging-huswif to hold your threads, pins & scissors...


centering the cardboard between the finished stitching and backing fabric
 pinning the linen, cardboard & backing together to stitch all three together ~
taking my time ...enjoying the moment and the woodstove ~
 I chose old-looking, muted thread colors for this design...
...I love how the angels' wings almost disappear.
stitched onto 30ct Olde Farmhouse Linen from Notforgotten Farm
 ...just a couple more stitches....

 
I chose antique red velvet (from a Victorian table shawl) for the backing...
...perfect for a Christmas design, don't you think??

i love old velvet ~
 almost finished now...
just a few last stitches, then I'll add a ribbon hanger, scissor pocket and thread-rings...
hand stitching makes all the difference in the world for an authentic, old look ~
I'll share the finish with you tomorrow...
I think you''ll be pleased with how it will be once completed.
 
Hoping your Sunday evening will be a pleasant one!!
 
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...
Lori

15 comments:

The French Bear said...

Oh Lori, that is simply divine!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

The Evening Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness, Lori...I love this piece!! I am so hoping you will consider selling this as a pattern..I was looking for a perfect "angel" gift to make my mom for Christmas..and this would be it! The simplicity of the design and colors are beautiful and serene....As always...your designs are devine!

Rebecca from Death By Thread said...

Beautiful! The velvet is perfect!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Truly inspired and heavenly Lori....and that velvet - oh my....so richly decadent. I do love the ethereal look of the wings. What a perfectly "divine" touch. Hope all is well with you....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - Just posted my finish (well - stitching finish - not "finish" finish) of your wonderful Cross Eyed Cat design....Loved it when I first saw and still love it now....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Thanks girls ~ this will be available as a pattern and in kit form too ~ have 3 more new xmas/winter designs to share soon :)

~Lori

Sandra said...

Love it Lori! How was your weekend with Hannah? I believe I know the answer to that question.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

gracie said...

Will be sure to stop by again tomorrow...I have a few pieces to finish and maybe this style would work for at least one of them. I love the colors you have chosen.

Linda Evans said...

as always Lori, your handwork is the best!!!! I LOVE the velvet....can't wait to see what else your going to make!!!!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Simply lovely!

Penny said...

Oh goodness.... how wonderful this stitchery is! Love it and the red velvet... the perfect backing... looking forward to seeing your other new patterns.... I will definitely be purchasing.... :)

Anonymous said...

Love it !!!

Lynn said...

Hi Lori.....love love love this...hope you are doing a pattern for this.
Pls say yes....
Lynn

cucki said...

simply so beautiful xxx

Paula said...

Hi dear Lori, This is so gorgeous! I love the angels, tree and the amazingly beautiful Victorian era velvet. It is perfect for this lovely huswif. I am glad you are enjoying stitching by your cozy wood stove! I see you have posted this finished so I will go comment there too! Have a blessed day! Love and blessings, Paula

Paula said...

Hi dear Lori, This is so gorgeous! I love the angels, tree and the amazingly beautiful Victorian era velvet. It is perfect for this lovely huswif. I am glad you are enjoying stitching by your cozy wood stove! I see you have posted this finished so I will go comment there too! Have a blessed day! Love and blessings, Paula