Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vintage Deer Embroidery #2

One of the nice things about driving back and forth between Utah and Arizona is that it gives me some time to stitch.
Mr. Cactus does most of the driving, we listen to a good audio book, and I relax with my handwork as the miles go by.

Vintage Deer embroidery #2 is now finished, and ready to be added to the collection of the other vintage pieces that will be placed in a quilt.

I love the rustic nature of this embroidery piece.
It really does look like the drawings from the 1930's-1940's.

Finding different shades of green for the leaves felt like coloring in a coloring book.

The fun thing about embroidery is that you can use your imagination and stitch with any thread color you want.
Bluebells can be orange if you like!

11 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Nedra, the embroidery looks so old-fashioned like my Grandma Tiffany’s dish towels looked with their little bucolic scenes stitched by a relative as a wedding gift. Just precious and orangebells are my new summertime favorite. The orange poppy has pigment-pals !~!

Lois Evensen said...

How very pretty! I have some blue transfer patterns that I inherited from my Mom that are very similar. Yours will be gorgeous in a quilt!

Needled Mom said...

I love working on stitchery in the car. It is always great to be the passenger!!!

Your deer is just lovely. Of course Bluebells can be orange!

Needled Mom said...

I love working on stitchery in the car. It is always great to be the passenger!!!

Your deer is just lovely. Of course Bluebells can be orange!

LynCC said...

:) This deer really makes me smile - especially as it makes me think of my Grandmother who lived in a small mountain town in Arizona.

Stephanie said...

So cute and I do love your color choices.

Melissa said...

Love the deer...now what book were you listening to?

Merilyn said...

Your embroidery is lovely, I love vintage pieces like this!!! I can't wait to see how you incorporte them into a quilt as I have many pieces myself, I did as a child (funny thing is they are vintage now LOL!!!) and I would love to use them in something like a quilt or wallhanging.

Gina E. said...

Your vintage stitcheries are so cute! And beautifully embroidered.
I was reading about a huge dust storm in Arizona the other day - did you see it?

Dolores said...

This is wonderful. I'm glad you are able to sew while you are in the car. I get car sick.

quiltmom said...

A blogging friend sent me some Aunt Martha's transfers for embroidery quite awhile ago now. I loved them because they remind me of my mom- She did lots of embroidery- for many years her standard wedding gift was pillows and hand embroidered pillowcases. They were always lovely- occasionally she did tea towels or a tablecloth. I did embroider a little but have not done it recently.
Regards,
Anna