Wednesday, 27 April 2011

...a lovely surprise!

...a few posts back...

...I showed a lovely little bundle of goodies from Lisa at Mudhound Studio.


Now...

...I have a problem with such beauties....

..like not wanting to undo the darned things!


But, I managed to overcome the deep desire to just look at it and go....

..."Ahhh"...

...took the plunge...

...and unwrapped and untied.


Look what I found in the middle....


..a lovely little piece of printed fabric stitched to the stiffening card!







It says "castle in the air".


I just HAD to use it straight away...

...so, the last couple of days have been spent stitching he various strata....





..this one uses the deep lace from the bundle...





..that go to make this whole...








A fantasy in "pale Burgundy" :-)


p.s.....I HAVE straightened-up that wonky bit of braiding on the right!



(I may not be around here much for the next few weeks....people visiting...people to visit...etc .....and some quiet, creative time is calling......that is much needed :-)

9 comments:

Eva said...

What a lovely little storycloth. Is the lace Turkish?

Chris Gray said...

I've no idea about the lace...it was in the bundle, but had no information with it.

raquel said...

genial

Penny said...

How absolutely perfect! What a wonderful surprise to find words hidden within the bundle.

Yael said...

This piece is very pretty! I love the colors!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks ladies :-)

Lynette (NZ) said...

Have arrived from Carolyn's post and LOVE your work. I will visit often :-)

threadmedley said...

Love the colors in this piece and all the different textures from the various materials. You're really enjoying yourself and we love looking at what you create.

MargaretR said...

That is so beautiful Chris