Monday, February 16, 2009

Meet My Friend Pat

Pat and I used to work together (she has since changed jobs) and now we take beading classes, have lunch and just 'visit' each other when we can. This is her with Diesel, her lovable rescue pup. You can see how big he is - look how his head is to the table top! He's a love!

First up I got to wonder at the beautiful crewel/stumpwork Pat has created (she is a member of the local Embroiderer's Guild). She is taking some on line classes and it will be a whole series of floral scenes. This is the first one in the series, already framed:

I love the 3 dimensional flowers - and look! even a spider!

This one is ready to be framed:

It's hard to tell in this picture, but the butterfly's wings are 3 dimensional too.

Here is the next one in the series, just in its beginning stages. The colors are warm golds and blues and purples - and the flowers are going to be filled in with various open stiches - reminded me of battenburg lace filling stitches.

And if the crewel work wasn't enough, look at this ribbon embroidery piece

Now for some Beads!!!! Some spectacular lampwork beads just begging to be strung...

Pat assures me she has no interest in learning lampworking - she's content just to buy! (I think I heard her husband let out a sigh of relief)

I have more to show and tell, but for some reason every time I upload more pictures, blogger tells me it's 'done', but no pictures appear. I have tried a few times, and still nothing, so I am giving up for now, and will try again later. I want to share with you the gorgeous bracelets Pat makes - my favorite are the chain maille, they are so amazing. Until next time, happy beading!


Carol said...

I am going to come back to see more of Pat's beautiful work after Blogger behaves.

I used to do stumpwork, but gave it up because I didn't know what to do with it after it was done! Not exactly fitting in my more masculine type decor!

GraceBeading said...

holy cow... her work is STUNNING. The detail is amazing. I can only imagine how this must look in person. She is so very talented, thanks for sharing a bit of her beautiful works of art.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hey girl
oh what a great dog diesel is!!
and those lampwork beads are fantastic yum!!
i love the stump work too-don't think i would have the patience for that!!
thanks for sharing
sometimes blogger will only let me download one pic at a time?? not sure why that is -slow and painful :)
enjoy your day

Plays with Needles said...

oohhh Pat! YOu do some beautiful work. I"m in the Constellation Chapter of EGA here in Maryland -- thanks for sharing her work.

Tracey N. said...

I so admire someone with such talent! My goodness, I could never in a million years do that detailed work. Its just beautiful! I envy you, having someone as a friend who is interested in crafts too. you 2 must have an absolute blast when you get together!

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