Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beautiful, and long overdue

gorgeous flowers

Isn't it amazing how quickly time passes when you get old? Because I can hardly believe that I waited 2 long years to share these with you. But there it is, the postmark on the envelope proving me wrong (or old). :) In any case, these two lovely floral patterns come from the generous Jane who maintains two beautiful sites dedicated to Japanese embroidery: www.nuido.org.uk and www.japanese-embroidery.blogspot.com. 2 years ago she sent me a package of loose transfers from assorted English magazines with dates ranging from the 40's to the 60's - these 2 were unidentified and undated, but my faves.


Don't you love that complicated, textured pattern above? It's delicious, even in black and white. I can just imagine my crafty friend Carina picking the perfect colors to make this piece come alive (and by the way she's hosting a giveaway featuring her amazing embroidery and a new book on her blog.)


Just as much as I love the complexity of the first pattern, I love the simplicity of the second:


simple vase

I can totally see this pattern stitched beautifully using white or light-colored floss on natural linen...


Thank you so much Jane, for your generosity, and I hope you'll forgive me for how long I waited to share these, they are treasures!

11 comments:

Ann Flowers said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I know they will fit in to a crazy Quilt they are both lovely:)


Ann
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Chedder Fish said...

Wow! Thanks so much. I totally thought about Carina's colors too before I read the whole post!

Thank you for sharing - anytime you get to it!

lilfish said...

Those are lovely! Thank you :)

thriftingvignettist said...

Wow. These are incredible. That first one is just breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing! Better late than never :)

Carla said...

I'm so glad to see you posting on this blog again, florisita! And thank you for the patterns! I may be seeing that first one in blues.

craft-o-matic said...

I love the one that looks like a bowl full of Daisies! I wanted to tell you that I finished stitching a pattern that I got from you! It's on my blog under the date July 13th. It's a Rose with a circle of leaves around it! A beautiful pattern, thank you so much!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I've been blog-hopping & not sure how I found my way here but I just had to thank you for the free transfers. I can't wait until I can go through your blog & see them all. Nice meeting you!

mimi said...

So nice ! I love traditionnal stitch and you have lovely patterns. Thank you so much

Jeana said...

I just found your blog through "How About Orange" I love sewing by hand thank you for sharing the pattern.

Cheryl G. said...

I finished making a pillow with the second pattern. It turned out very sweet!
Thank you for the patterns!

Jane said...

Hello, was just going back over some stats for website visits and came across the link you had included in this post. Thank you.
I'm so glad the patterns have proved to be a hit and they are being used again.
Jane