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Vase 1
June 23, 2010, 8:33 pm
Filed under: Vases

This is from my Vase series & is a “Pinsations” original design & stitch selection. I got the idea for the vase from looking at a clear glass vase of flowers because  I wanted something that would allow the stems to be seen.

This is the first time I put a pin on the piece & hadn’t yet had the idea that when you remove it a flower or something decorative would be seen. So, while the pin can be removed, worn, & replaced, it’s not a stand-alone piece. 

The leaves are various leaf stitches. The background is Split Gobelin. The stem is Stem Stitch. I just came up with the idea of weaving the threads back & forth. I worked it out on paper. The threads are DMC Cotton Perle # 3 and/ #5 and 1 thread of DMC Metallic for some sparkle. This was probably before I found the wider selection of threads at Fireside Stitchery.

Books used:

  • Stitch Sampler by Lucinda Ganderton
  • The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen

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The vase is lovely.I especially love the leaves.
We are having at least 90-95 degree temps with a couple of 100 degree days thrown in each week.
But in 1980 we had almost 40 days of continuous 100+.This summer is going to be hot but hopefully not as hot as 1980.
Take care,
Sammy

Comment by Sammy Rusk

Hi Sammy & thanks. Oh my – I thought we had some heat – I’ll take our 90s & be happy! Good luck staying away from those triple digit #s.

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