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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

I recently was struck when observing my first 'crazy patch' wallhanging  of our far I had come since then. I tried out new skills on this wallhanging, refined old ones and stitched some treasured pieces of lace and buttons on as well. There is a little pearl heart with "Mother" etched into that was sent to my Husbands Grandmother from a son away at war in New Guinea which I treasure. I had a wonderful time creating this piece. I revisited the excitement I felt when I first discovered this form of quilting in books about the subject. I loved the stories and memories stitched into these quilts.
I think it is lovely to have some of your early pieces and efforts so you can  reflect on the journey we take as stitchers and how we hone our skills sometimes without even realising it.
So my treasure today is my little wallhanging which has found it's way home to me once more.
Visit  MELODY'S wonderful blog to see what other folks are treasuring today.
I do apologise for you having to read the story after the photos...I just can't seen to get that bit right. LOL!
Blessings Michelle xx

13 comments:

  1. I think this is one of your most beautiful pieces of sewing. It is exquisite. How lovely that very precious pearl heart has found a place on it.

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  2. I have always wanted to make a crazy Quilt Michelle, I love lace , buttons, Braid etc, recently I bought a book on line called " Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting" it is a beautiful inspiring book,so I am gettig all my embellishments together to get started soon. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, inspiring work today.R.

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  3. WOW, your "crazy patch" is truely spectacular Michelle, I love it. I will have to do something like it in the future. I have my Grandmother's gloves from her Wedding which are now 79 years old, maybe I could incorporate them into something like this !! What do you think? And maybe add a photo of Grandma in her Wedding dress as well, ummmm my mind is wandering now, LOL :-) Cheers Kaylee

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  4. a gorgeous work of art!
    Love that button too, it is very special.

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  5. Just gorgeous Michelle. I love it & the "mother" button. Hugs,

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  6. That is stunning Michelle.. all the detail ... I expect I could look at it for ages and still find new goodies to admire... a fantastic piece of art...
    Hugz

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  7. Incredible Michelle , such beautiful stitching and the heart is such a treasure to have stitched into this work of art,thank you for sharing .

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  8. there is so much detail here how patient you are to stitch all of that. its gorgeous.

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  9. Michelle that is so beautiful - and what a keepsake! Looks to me like you were a master from the start of your stitching adventure! I wish I'd kept all my early pieces, I know I've come a long way, but I'd get tired of a piece and give it away. Sigh.

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  10. It's beautiful Michelle. It reminds me of something master stitchers would have done in Victorian times.

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  11. I love it! So much sentiment with it. Just Beautiful.

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  12. Just gorgeous Michelle, as usual. You are very talented and I love the softness of it. Lace and buttons all my favourite things.
    Michelle

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  13. Michelle, your wall hanging is gorgeous, very feminine and beautiful. It is wonderful to read the story that goes with it.

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