January 10, 2011

A Rediscovered Favorite

This past weekend I rediscovered a favorite photo clipped from a magazine years ago.

It's been so long I can't even say which magazine it's from. 

I loved it then,

I love it now.

I've been on a big red and white kick lately.

These beautiful examples fit right in.

I love the simplicity of the stitches, yet the overall look is stunning.

My embroidery skills are extremely rusty, but I'm feeling the urge to give it a go.

I'm thinking along the lines of a pillow or a quick throw blanket for the living room.
I'll keep you posted.



  1. Lovely photo~ the linens are beautiful and I love the red and white! We have a piece of redwork from my husband's great grandmother...

  2. Love redwork and love that picture too. there are lots of tutorials on the internet for a little refresher on embroidery. Such a fun thing to do. Mimi

  3. Fun for you! Can't wait to see what you do...

  4. I hear you on the love of red, Robin! Red is absolutely cheery, especially in the drab months of winter. I find myself particularly drawn to the warmth of red in the fall and winter, then the coolness of blue in the spring and summer. :)

  5. I love red and white too! Those are lovely...



  6. We share very similar tastes. I love the red and white embroidery too.

  7. They are very pretty. I say go for it and try your hand at embroidery. It will probably turn out stunning! Can't wait to see.

  8. Beautiful. I'd love to see you make a "quick throw". I haven't embroidered since I was a child, so I'd love a short tutorial on the basics.

  9. I love redwork too! What an inspirational picture--be sure to show us the results if you make them.

  10. Oh, I love redwork. You should give it is try...I'm sure it will turn out great :)

  11. That picture is a great inspiration...you go, girl!!!


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