Friday, 11 January 2013

A is for.....

I was a little undecided about this theme as I had two ideas on how to go with it, hence my delay in starting.
I'm going to use this new A~Z theme to build a little stitchery tag book, to remind me that there are other stitches out there other than the two or three favorite ones that I use, perhaps by doing this I will incorporate a better variety of stitches into my work,

A is for Anemone Blanda
 in Algerian Eye stitch
which has been used here as the little flower heads.

The letter A monogram is about an inch tall and from a vintage iron on transfer sheet which my Mother gave me it was a free gift from the 'Woman' magazine, which reads
 "Woman" The National Home Weekly - NoW.360.A 
I have no idea how old it is but I'm looking forward to stitching through the alphabet. 
There is something quite satisfying about doing a little bit of neat and traditional stitching now and again.
Hopefully the next letter will 'B' on time!
I'm off now to see what everyone else has decided to work on through this theme.


14 comments:

  1. What a lovely tag! Great idea to use the iron on monograms, looking forward to seing the rest of your creations! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Beautiful tag Yvonne. So pretty

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  3. So well done! Great idea too!

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  4. Such a lovely tag - and I see that there are going to be a few of us embroiderers making an alphabet of stitches!

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  5. Lovely idea Yvonne, and how special to use the vintage monogram sheet, makes it even more special! X

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  6. Love the ornate monogram and the little flowers are so cute. Great idea for the whole series.

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  7. What a beautiful tag and start to your alphabet. Your choice of colours is perfect I look forward to seeing the rest, I'm not a careful embroiderer LOL

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  8. Your book of embroidery stitches is going to be lovely,a great idea, looking forward to seeing the rest of the alphabet, Jane xx

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  9. Fab idea and I love that vintage monogram sheet - beautiful stitching too. Love the way you've used different shades through the letter, gorgeous :o)

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  10. Such beautiful work Yvonne. I'm looking forward to seeing your other monograms as the weeks progress :0) Mo x

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  11. How wonderful! I love your stitched tag - such a brilliant idea to use the stitch starting with the letter , but to embroider the letter, too. So happy you can finally use your monogram transfers - love to see treasures from a stash becoming useful.

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  12. A gorgeous tag - and a wonderful idea to use the different stitches. I love monogram letters you are using.

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  13. Such delicate work! Lovely.

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  14. Wow! Your tag collection will be reminiscent of the stitch samplers of the olden days, and will certainly be a family keepsake. Blessings!

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