Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A paperweight to be treasured




I am the very proud owner of one of Paula's exquisitely embroidered paperweights. Paula and Moo gave this to me for my birthday. It is so beautiful but unfortunately the photos do it justice - however I have taken them from a couple of different angles to try to show it off as best I can.

This is an embroidery that one wants to hold and examine closely for ages - it is covered in stitches -from the tiniest french knots and whipped spiders to the lovely encrusted whipped 'shells'. Neutral textured embroidery is so interesting - one is not distracted by colour, I guess. Paula gives a really good description of how she makes these on her blog.
We had a good catch-up on Friday morning - always lots of fun - lots of talk and show and tell!

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

They are fantastic, you are so lucky to have one

Vicki W said...

Lucky, lucky girl!!!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Maggie. Paula's work is definitely a treasure!

Elmsley Rose said...

You lucky duck!

Paula Hewitt said...

you did a great job photographing it - it looks better in the photo than real life! glad you liked it. i should have made one wheel or starfish for every year of your life so far....

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous paperweight. Lucky you.

Virtual Quilter said...

Lucky you! I love the textures and it would be great to touch and hold.
Judy B