Friday, May 15, 2009

Petals/Inspire Me Thursday



Petals! What lovely fragile parts of a flower. When I think of petals I see them falling softly to the ground after the bloom has gone. I think of rose petals on the bed(from television not my own life too much cleanup). I think of their lovely scent and how fragile and quickly time flies and they are gone replaced hopefully by different blooms and different petals.

My friend Mendofleur had a beautiful petal jacket on her blog a while ago(a truly great submission for Inspire Me Thursday, so you can find it at http://mendofleur.com/2009/04/14/petal-jacket/ for yourself if she doesn't share it). It captures the petal just perfectly and is a real work of art so please go and see it. I love it and I know you will too. It reminds me once again how we are all a part of a whole and connected and yet we are petals that have fallen off the flower and have blown away. Her work is lovely.

As for my own petals, this is my handful of flowers. It is one of my favorite hand embroidered hands and does fit the topic. I am just about finished with my current piece flamethrower and will share it soon! Happy Stitching! May your petals blow in the sunshine and a cool breeze.

6 comments:

Patti said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I've always admired embroidery and needle work - love what you did with your handful of petals. Stop by again soon!
best,
patti
p;s; I grew up outside Rochester and love the country

mendofleur.com said...

Thank you so much for referencing my petal jacket. Such fine compliments! I hope I can live up to these.

Your handful of flowers is beautiful too. All that wonderful stitching and the color is lovely. Do you still have this piece?

JudyOlson said...

I wish I had gloves like your hand full of flowers! Have a great weekend, I'm going to look at mendofleur's jacket next.

kt said...

How absolutely beautiful--the colors are to die for. You should get your stuff into that gift shop on Broadway next to Borders in Saratoga. In August you'd be sold out! I grew up in SGF and my sis is in Saratoga Springs. I love that area.

Deb G said...

Love this! This would be a great pattern for gloves.

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