Aug 12, 2010

My Creative Space: More red stitching

Red. As a wise woman commented when you are onto a good thing.... so after  last weeks wonkiness and Kirsty's wise words to Wonk it up - I was thrilled to remember I had this fabric that already has lines on it. I considered doing it another colour but why fight my love of red stitching? I love this verse and first saw it in an art gallery gift shop in Christchurch  as a painting , I quickly jotted in down in my notebook knowing one day I would find a way to use it...  It is written by Bruce Williamson.

 Nice sentiment don't you think?
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37 comments:

  1. Oh, I am completely in love with that! The stitching, the fabric, brilliant!

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  2. Beautiful work Cath. I love the primary school writing book kind of feel this has to it...
    p.s-I saw your comment on kootoyoos spot yesterday (about textiles at school)-only subject I ever failed at school and now I earn my living crafting and making things, so I cheerfully relate to the 'stick that in your pipe and smoke it' sentiments :0)

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  3. OH MY GOD - LOVE - LOVE!
    That fabric is perfect and the verse is fabulous! I so have to make one of those

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  4. Lovely, wise words indeed! It has worked perfectly on your pillow.

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  5. The red stitching is perfect. You're clever!

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  6. I just adore this Cath - so clever and cute.
    Where did you get that funky lined fabric? I'd love to try sewing something with that.

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  7. love it! nothing more to say, really...

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  8. That is fabulous. I love the fabric, and it is perfect for that verse. Love it!

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  9. Wonderful, I think everyone needs one!

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  10. ooohhh wow Cath!! AMAZING!
    red is definitely YOU

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  11. Oh that is just heavenly! Are you selling these? I would love one on my couch! If you aren't, where did you get the lined fabric from because I have to have one!

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  12. fabulous! that fabric is fantastic, what a great way of using it too ~ it was made for red stitching and words

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  13. That is lovely. Did you write on first in fading pen or did you freehand it (asking this as mine would be uber wonky)
    Love it!

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  14. It's just gorgeous, and it's got my life motto on it. Love it, and love that fabric.

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  15. Perfect!
    It reminds me of back in the olden days when you would enter your handwriting into competition at the local agricultural show.

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  16. This is amazing Cath.
    Really really love it!

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  17. Its brilliant!
    It has to be red because at Indi's school you get your red pen license before your blue or black. And that totally looks like grade 4 work what with the margins and lines and all. Love your work Ms Cath. X

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  18. It's just perfect! Great fabric and even greater stitching.

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  19. Looooove this!

    Amazing fabric - please do share where you found it.

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  20. Fan-frikkin-tastic.

    You are a MACHINE!

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  21. This is ace to the max Cath. LOVE it.

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  22. What a lovely verse and great pillow. I'm going to show this to the kids.

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  23. That is so neat! You did a wonderful job.

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  24. Love it!
    Love the fabric.
    Love the verse.
    Love the stitching.

    Love the Red!

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  25. It's brilliant. I love it. That is all.

    oh wait, my word verification is:
    bumcakes!

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  26. love it cath, love the verse, the fabric, the stitching, the red, the whole shebang. gorgeous

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  27. what amazing fabric and a wonderful poem. Anyone waking up to that pillow will feel inspired. I want that fabric, where did you get it? I so need to do this!

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  28. Cath I am so in love with this. How can I start learning how to do this letter-embroidery? I've got this project in mind but just don't know where to start. ? Can you post a tute? You know..in all your spare time?

    ps- hey! my word veri is boluks! Same to you, word veri thing.

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  29. Just gorgeous Cath, love love it :)

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  30. mwha this is so lovely x sentimental :)

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  31. I love the pillow, fabric and the idea of the red stitching. Where can I find this fabric ?

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  32. Love your idea and want to try it myself. So happy to have found your fab blog.
    I x

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