Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blue Monday

bluemonday It’s time for Blue Monday hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see links to more participants!

Today I am going to share some of my needlework with some blue in it!

The first two are designs by Chatelaine Designs (Martina Weber). Both are large pieces and took over 100 hours each to do. (both are at the framers being framed)

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Angel of Love by Lavender & Lace had over 4000 beads. I stitched for my Mom’s 70th birthday.

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Angel of Christmas by Lavender & Lace. I did in blues, rather than red/greens. I stitched her in honor of a nurse/friend named Janet who touched my life more than she will ever know…..

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and the final two were “quick” (in comparison to the others). Both are designs by Just Nan

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog …… Have a great day!

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67 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness, Susan! These pieces are just spectacular! I can see all of the intricate work in them. I used to do a lot of needlework, but nothing as challenging as yours! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pieces of art!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  2. Oh my Susan!!! Incredible! You stitched the angel?? And the others are gorgeous, too! I am soooo impressed. Fabulous job!...Debbie

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  3. Susan, these are incredibly beautiful. Both your mother and your friend are very lucky to have one of these as a gift.. Thanks for the visit Susan. I'm glad you liked the blues..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Susan,
    These are fabulous! The Blues are very special. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

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  5. Wow...these are beautiful! Susan, that is an amazing talent you have! What treasures to pass down to your children...they will mean so much to them...heirlooms of the future! Susan

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  6. Susan your needlework pieces are amazing. You have a special gift and it seems you have found the way to express it.

    Kathy b

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  7. Your needlework is just amazing Susan! I really like it. It must be nice to be able to have such beautiful things you created around to enjoy...

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  8. Wow Susan, these are just breath taking ! What alot of time you have in these beauties.

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  9. Oh Susan, these needlework items are so pretty. It must have taken you so long to finish each and everyone of them but of course, they'll all worth the work. Very pretty!....Christine

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  10. Susan, these are completely amazing! I have never seen such detail in handwork and so many, many beads! You must have the patience of Job to do this kind of detail work. I am in AWE. Great job on all of them. I know your mother must have been so proud of the one you did for her 70th birthday. It's truly a phenomenal work of art.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. Oh my! They are beautiful. You have a lot more patience than I do.
    Glenda

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  12. Wow, your needlework is absolutely gorgeous. I have done a few pieces, but nothing as grand and wonderful as yours. They are just gorgeous. You are very talented. Thanks for stopping by my mini-kitchen remodel and your gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Wow, these are awesome...you are very talented!

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  14. Your needlework is very lovely...especially the angel!

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  15. Wow, Susan,You are a beautiful stitcher. All those are beautiful pieces. I am a stitcher myself but these are all still on my to do list. Thank you for sharing

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  16. Susan,
    I'm in awe of your beautiful needlework. You really are very talented and patient! It takes a talented person to stick with something like this for so long. I bet the people who are lucky enough to get these, are in awe. Cindy

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  17. My word what beautiful pieces but my favourite is the Angel of Love. Judith

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  18. Absolutely breathtaking beautiful work...thank you for sharing.

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  19. My goodness you do beautiful work! These are all lovely. Especially love the sentiment in the last piece - here's to spring getting here quick! Kathy

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  20. How you must bless others with the work of your hands! These are just beautiful! Happy Blue Monday to you! Nice to meet you!

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  21. Wow, what beautiful pieces. Anyone receiving a gift of those must know just how much you care about them.

    Have a good Blue Monday :-)

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  22. Oh, my, you are one fantastic artist with a needle! What treasures you have created! Please show the final framed piece. Linda

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  23. You have shown terrific examples of fine needlework; no wonder you're framing some of it. Each piece is amazing. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  24. Most impressive! My fingers are aching at the very thought.

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  25. Susan
    amazing pieces, my chin fell to the floor as i scrolled down your blog. they should be in a museum!!!
    thank you
    marie

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  26. Happy Blue Monday Susan
    Susan!!! I didn't know you did wonderful work like that!! I don't even know what to say they are absolutely gorgeous. You are very talented and how happy your mom would have been with that Angel. Wow!
    Show it to us when its been framed.
    What kind of work is it? A needlepoint?
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  27. How exquisite! You do such wonderful needlework. I can only imagine how breathtaking the beaded one is to see in person!

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  28. What gorgeous needlework! You're inspiring me to pick mine back up -- I laid it aside over Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I just participated in this one too. I feel bad I only posted 1 pic. I love all your photos. They're beautiful.

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  30. Susan:
    They are so beautiful. All that detail. I know the amount of work that goes into that kind of detailed work.
    Roberta Anne

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  31. Susan, you did a wonderful job! You put so much time into those pieces, and it really shows. I love the one you made for your mother's birthday, that really is very special.

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  32. Hi!
    Beautiful!!! Excellent needle work!! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  33. Wow...I can't believe you did those yourself...AMAZING! Happy Blue Monday!

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  34. Wow! You are so talented. The Angel with the beads is just unbelievable!!

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  35. Stunning! I love the Angel with the beads. I can't imagine doing such beautiful detailed work!

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  36. Very, very impressive Susan! I am in awe of anyone who can do this intricate kind of stitching. Happy Monday .. Blue in Color.

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  37. My girlfriend does the Angels. She must have 8 of them. All are beautiful like yours Susan. I know it takes many many hours. She is a perfectionist as I'm sure you are also. WOW I couldn't stitch by way out of a paper bag.
    Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie
    xo

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  38. The samplers and other work are just gorgeous. I do counted cross stitch, too. I haven't done any since last winter. You have inspired me to start a kit I purchased at a yard sale last summer. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Susan, You are so very talented. You can tell that your needlework pieces are labors of love. Happy Blue Monday!
    Sweetie

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  40. Susan, your needlework pieces are amazing!

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  41. What a steady hand and good eyesight you must have Susan...these are stunning!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog while I was away. I'm now trying to play catch-up...lol!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  42. Oh my! How many hours did this take? The results are gorgeous!

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  43. All of these are just beautiful! Happy Blue monday!

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  44. They are beautiful, I wish I had your talent!
    Thanks for stopping by my Blue Monday

    Deb

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  45. Hi! I can not leave comments on your blog, I try many times. the word verification for comments is not visible. I would like to leave a comment in your beautiful blog, becouse I send this email.
    I am so sorry for my english! ha;)

    xoxo

    regards

    Marina at Only cute things
    http://wwwpurocolor.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh, how gorgeous! I'm truly awestruck. I'm just getting back into doing a little needlework after many, many years of not doing it, and it's really like learning all over again. Your work is magnificent, and makes a wonderful Blue Monday post, too!

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  47. What gorgeous needlework!!! You are so talented and patient!!!! My aunt has a sampler her great great aunt did. I think it is so special to create something that will have meaning to future generations! :D Jewel

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  48. Susan, those are just beautiful! I can tell that a lot of work went into them.

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  49. Susan, what fabulous needlework! You are so talented! I would never have thought of changing the suggested colors on a needlework piece, but that one is absolutely stunning! You have talent AND patience. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful pieces. laurie

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  50. These are beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Ok you have inspired me to not give up on my small projects here at home! I really am in awe at the time you have put into these! Just beautiful!

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  51. Hi Susan! It's Andi from Andis Everyday Adventures. Your needlework is just beautiful. I do hope you'll drop by my blog. I have emailed an invitation your way.

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  52. What beautiful work you do. I love the Angels!

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  53. Susan, I am so impressed! I can't imagine the time and effort that went into each of these beautiful works. They are absolutely gorgeous! ~ Robyn

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  54. I am in awe of your talent, patience, and attention to detail!

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  55. Wow, you are extremely talented. I would love to see your work in person.

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  56. Your cross stitch pieces are beautiful!! I know those are so challenging. I used to do it a lot but have opted for shorter projects lately. You did a wonderful job on them.

    ~Liz

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  57. Miss Susan, Where in the world do you find the time to do all this stitchery? ;) These are OUTSTANDING! I used to do this type of work many years ago, it takes alot of blood, sweat, and tears to complete one., and yes, 100 hrs is probably very accurate per item! Very lovely! ~CC Catherine

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  58. Wasn't sure the new ones would fit either since we bought them after the cabinets went in;)phew on that one Thanks for stopping in;) French

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  59. Susan, I didn't know you stitched!! These are absolutely stunning!! I cross-stitch & love to embellish, but I bow down to you, my Stitching Queen!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  60. They're all so beautiful Susan! I'm so impressed over the beaded angel - 4000 beads - YIKES! Where are you going to hang the ones at the framers? ♥ Diane

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  61. Hi Susan,
    Wow! I am in awe of your beautiful work! What patience and dedication it must have taken to finish all of those tiny little details! Great job - your work is exquisite!
    Blessings,
    Kymber

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  62. Beautiful needlework! My great aunt does needlework and it's so beautiful. I just hope I have the time and patience to learn it someday~~

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