Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bluebird Assisi


It was beautiful in Philly today.  Temps in the
50's and the sun was shining.  With thoughts 
of Spring on my mind.  I  finished stitching 
this today.  I charted it from an antique
pincushion.  This is Assisi cross stitch. It is 
a method where "voiding" is referred to 
the background being filled, while the 
motifs themselves are left blank ... or void.
I'll stuff it with sawdust and finish
it into a pinkeep.  It looks so very
European to me.  
Thanks for taking a look. Hope 
the sun is shining for you too.
~Nan

8 comments:

Ann's blog said...

Absolutely beautiful, please tell me what colour blue thread you used and is it a DMC thread? I would love to try this form of cross stitch, you work is stunning. Kindest regards, Ann, Australia.

Catherine said...

Lovely!

Deb said...

I think it looks wonderful! Love the color of it!

Melissa said...

A very beautiful piece!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love it! Don't you find that kind of stitching, a little tricky? I always want to fill in the parts I'm supposed to leave blank. Gorgeous color!

clob said...

lutly so lovely
in france , the pattern of "L'R de rien" use this made of stitching !!
it's a pleasure to see your xx in prgress
have a good day
clob france

The Crackling Crows said...

Nan, I absolutely love your new project!!! I love the blue you used...like always awesome work!

Smiles Ivonne :)

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!! SPRINGTIME BLUEBIRDS.....