Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Valdani Embroidery Project Beginnings

Good morning, dear readers!
It is another dreary, overcast day in the Piney Woods.  But the Atelier is full of activity.  I've got the Piano Guys music playing on my iPod, scented candles from the Chartreuse Pear burning, a cup of herbal tea and some Dove chocolates to my side and a tatting project in my hands.  Life is so good!
I am also in the midst of working on a special project.  It combines hand embroidery, beading and tatting.  Here is an image of some of the materials I'm using:
Valdani 6-ply cotton floss in O526, M60, 8102, 8103, & 8101; Valdani Silk Floss in O519 & O86; a Czech art glass button, lilac fresh water pearls on Osnaburg fabric.
Also used in this project, but not shown are satin beige Delica hex seed beads, Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in Forgotten Lavender, and crystal AB Swarovski bicones (3 & 4mm sizes).
I am working on this multi-fiber-media project off & on, but hope to finish it this weekend.  Perhaps I'll have it finished and ready to share on Monday's post.
Well, I am sorry, tatlyn, but as I've not heard from you, another winner has been selected.  Since Mary Kay from the last giveaway did not receive her pendant (it was "lost" in the mail- even with a tracking number) I offered her the Romantique Motif No. 3 pendant and she accepted.  Many thanks to all who entered!  I will be hosting another event in March, so be watching for the next goody opportunity.
The Atelier is calling and I'm ready to get back to tatting and embroidering.  May you have a fantastic day full of creativity!  Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Beautiful treads. Gosh, tatting, chocolate and the Piano Guys?!?! Sound just about perfect to me! Have a great day!

  2. Gorgeous threads and colours, I wonder what you are going to come up with.

  3. ooh, I'm looking forward to seeing that special project!

  4. You have a knack for putting the colors together. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're doing with such attractive colors. Karen in OR

  5. I absolutely love that green and purple together :)

  6. The give away motif arrived! Thank you SO VERY much -- it is even more beautiful in person than in the photo. I will treasure it.