Friday, April 2, 2010

A Lot of Hardanger

Oh my, I am such a bad blogger - I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since my last posting!

I have been (mostly) working on Hardanger the past two weeks. Here is part two of Mamen's SAL, stitched in ecru and blue-grey.
When this SAL is done it will be finished into a lovely bag like this:
I have also started on the Hardanger Pillow kit that Lee sent me. I have done all the Kloster blocks and started on the cross stitching.
Here is a closer view of the centre design:
Since I have not been doing such a lot of stitching I thought I would share some stitching that I did at school. I made this Candlewick pillow when I was twelve years old. We had to do it as a project for needlework class and it was supposed to be our project for the semester.

Of course, already loving to stitch at that age, I finished it within a week! My teacher didn't know what to do with me for the rest of the semester, so my mom had the idea of making an entire bedspread out of various blocks like these. The bedspread is packed away at the moment, so I will share some pics of that at a later stage.
Here is a close up of one of the hundreds (really something like five hundred!) Bullion roses on the project.
Here is a close up of the cotton lace and satin ribbon on the edges of the pillow. The lace and ribbon are repeated on the bedspread.
Well, it's a four day weekend here - I have a lot to do at home and hope to get some serious stitching done!

I hope you all have a good weekend and a Happy Easter!


Lee Albrecht said...


estou muito contente que você já começou a bordar minha almofada!!!
Apesar de estar escrito em Português a linguagem do bordado é Universal!!! Qualquer dúvida me mande fotos... Está linda!! e fico muito contente de um desenho meu estar sendo bordado na Africa do Sul!!
Beijos e ótima Páscoa

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I love so much your Hardanger works and your Bullion roses project is amazing!
Happy Easter to you!

Manka xxx

Unknown said...

Michelle, what beautiful work you do. I love hardanger and I really enjoy the rare occassion when it shows up in a chart I am stitching. I love the story of you when you were 12 and can't wait to see the lovely bedspread.

Enjoy your Easter.

Nicky said...

Your hardanger is gorgeous, so are those bullion roses. You have been a keen stitcher for a very long time! Happy Easter.

Mylene said...

What a lovely Candlewick pillow, you did a great job with all the bullion roses.
Your Hardanger pieces are looking beautiful.

A Happy Easter weekend!

Vinniey said...

All your hardangers are so pretty. And I was so impressed the roses you have made on the pillow, it's so beautiful. Wish you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend!

otoño said...

Michelle la felicito borda muy lindo desde que era niña,el hardanger es un bello bordado.Besos.Olga.

Carol said...

You're not a bad blogger, Michelle--just a busy one! Your hardangers are exceptionally pretty--I am scared to give that a try!

Hope your Easter is wonderful :)

Lainey said...

Your hardanger pieces are beautiful and the bag is just stunning.
Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

Oh Wow - your work is just adorable. Well done. Happy Easter to you. Michelle x

Edit said...

Michelle, your hardanger pieces are absolutely beautiful! Happy Easter to you, too!

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle, what gorgeous stitching! You are truly talented. I hope you had a good Easter.

Azalée said...

très joli travail Michèle, wonderfull
ton blog est très beau bravo
Azalée xxx

Michelle S. said...

Your hardanger is gorgeous!

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Hello Michelle,
I like all your works you show us in this post very much! My favourite is the one with the bullion roses!It's wonderful!!!
Many greetings and a nice weekend!