Gay Ann Rogers
The New Year is under way
and I am feeling some confidence, enough to return to stitching.
After all, that is what it is all about: needle in my hand.
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February 16, 2019
Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,
nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.
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My Hearts Parade continues....
To say Happy Valentine's Day here is my most popular Heart,
Heart of Elizabeth. I must have stitched it 8 or 9 years ago, when I was working on my Portrait of Elizabeth 1. It wasn't my idea --
Natalie suggested I make it so that people could practice the techniques for my Elizabeth portrait, a sort of 'Doodle Heart'
I have a long history in whitework which I love and collect. As many who follow me know, I love 19th century handkerchiefs done in unbelievably delicate stitches and I have monkeyed with whitework motifs for most of my designing years. Here are some of the Whitework and what I call 'Almost Whitework' Hearts that I have stitched over the years.
From Hearts and Roses to Red and White Hearts, some with a bit of silver. I love stitching in red and white, something I've not done for a while.
Don't you think Hearts and Roses always go together? Here are my Hearts with Ribbon Roses
A hint of things to come in 2020: Three Patriotic Hearts.
Above: A pair of Heart-and-Home Hearts. I always meant to continue the series, maybe one of these days.
Above: All my Couples Hearts: two Wedding Dress Hearts, two Tu Hearts, a Christmas Dress and Tux, and small Sweet Tooth Hearts.
Below: Fronts and backs of
Sweet Tooth Tux and Dress. On the backs see the tiny red scissors tied into each heart.
Here are Malachite and Pearls Hearts. I discontinued them so long ago because I couldn't find any more of the Malachite beads on the dark one or the large vintage montees on the light one.
Not long ago I found more of both, so one of these days I mayl bring them back. First I have to find out if the threads are still in existence, and if not, are there substitutions. It won't happen tomorrow but maybe one of these days.