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Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday! My Pink Needlework!

Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled to be participating in Pink Saturday again this week!

Today, I thought you would enjoy seeing my Pink Needlework.  I adore needlework.  I always say I was born with a needle in my hand.  My mom and grandma taught me to stitch when I was around 8 years old.  I've done everything from old-fashioned outline embroidery (I've been collecting vintage embroidery transfer patterns for years), to needlepoint, punch needle embroidery, counted cross stitch, art quilting, Elizabethan Blackwork and so on.  I've done almost every type of needlework imaginable!  My absolute passion is crazy quilting. 

With that said, I will get on with my pink photos!  First, my little kittens in a basket:

Pink Saturday

I stitched this piece a few years back.  It currently hangs in my bathroom.  The pattern is a vintage Vogart embroidery pattern.  My dad made the simple frame and I hand painted it.

The next piece is a decorative towel that I made for my bathroom a few years ago.  It's a peekaboo kitty and also from a vintage Vogart embroidery pattern:

Pink Saturday

This pretty project hangs in my computer/craft supply room.  It's a design I did awhile back when I was designing counted cross stitch for magazines.  It's called, "Garden Jewels".  I adore hummingbirds and I thought they would be pretty with some colorful fruit.  I did not stitch this piece.  It was worked by my dear friend Kim:

Pink Saturday

This lovely pillow is another design from my large collection of vintage embroidery transfer patterns.  I crayon tinted the cardinal bird and then did the embroidery:

Pink Saturday

This pillow is a small piece that I stitched back in the 80's.  It was a pre-stamped design:

Pink Saturday

Here's how they look sitting in my white wicker rocking chair:

Pink Saturday

I bought this precious little sampler at a flea market this past October.  I only paid $12.00 for it!  All that stitching and it was only $12.00!!!  There's something really sad about that.  At least to me.  Anyway, it's dated on the back and was stitched in the mid-70's.  I left it in the original frame:

Pink Saturday

Last but not least, is my Pink Crazy Garden Quilt.  I know many of my followers have seen this numerous times but in case anyone visits who hasn't seen it, I thought I'd post it again.  As I said, Crazy Quilting is my true passion:

Floral Crazy Quilt Finished 2

That's my Pink Saturday post everyone!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my Pink Needlework!

I'd like to thank Beverly at How Sweet The Sound blog for graciously allowing me to participate in Pink Saturday.  I so much enjoy it!  Please hop over to Beverly's blog and visit some of the other Pink Participants!

14 comments:

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Wow Pam, your needlework is just amazing! I'm rather fond of the ones with the sweet kitties ! :) And what a bargain you got for the sampler you found at the flea market...it is gorgeous!

Lovely post for Pink Saturday!

Wishing you a Happy PS :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Gina E. said...

Your stitching is all beautiful, Pam - and isn't it lovely to use it around your house? I have pillows on our bed that I have stitched, teatowels in the kitchen, handtowels in the bathroom, in addition to my linen room where all my framed pictures are on the walls.
Like you, I adore the vintage transfer designs, and the kitties at the top of the page are so sweet!

Sherry from Alabama said...

I love all the beautiful needlework. Embroidery always makes my heart flutter, especially pink pieces. I didn't get to stop by last week for your first Pink Saturday, so I'd like to send you a big WELCOME this week! I have signed up to follow your beautiful blog.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK S PAM,
I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE POSTED TODAY AND ESPECIALLY THE SAMPLER YOU PURCHASED FOR 12.00. I CANNOT ANY ONE PUTTING IN THE TIME TO COUNTED CROSS STITCH AND THEN PART WITH IT...
BUT THE SAYING IS TRUE.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Gail said...

Morning Pam. Thank you for sharing some of your early works, that was fun to see. Glad you decided to join us again. Have a very PINK weekend.
Hugs
Gail

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how cute! You are SO talented. Love your handwork pieces. And the kitty ones are my fave! And you found a great one at the flea.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Catharina Maria said...

I love your needlework its sweet and lovely !
Have a nice pink Saturday !

♥RINI♥

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Lovely Embroidery! Thank you for sharing!
Amy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pam Sweetie...
What wonderful pinks you have to share. I love the stitching patterns that you made into so many precious items for years to come. That is what I love most about embroidery, it doesn't really fade, it stays with us forever. Generation to generation.

Now I adore that quilt. I love quilts of all kinds. It is a sickness with me. I really can't pass one up on sale. I have never made one, but someday hope to try. Moma has started making them so when I go home this year, I may just have to try it. It would certainly keep me busy at night.

I am Country Wings your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. The kitty on your header looks like my Tiger did when he was alive. So beautiful.
Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I just love the last treat--that pillow is so pretty.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I did thoroughly enjoy seeing your lovely needlework!!
All is so pretty and you are so talented.
Debbie

so-crazy said...

Pam you are such an inspiration your work is so lovely only to have the time to accomplish everything I would love to do. I to love all thing vintage and your little kitties are so adorable. That's my next endeavour to try crayon tinting and have it look as good as yours.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hi! Thank you for following and thanks for stopping by my blog! I'lll come back and visit you often!
Amy

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, that crazy garden quilt is a work of art! I love it so much, because it reminds me of my Grandma. She made alot of quilts, and they were all crazy quilts. I feel so fortunate that I have two of them. And I love all of your needlework! My Mom is 85 and still embroiders every day. I especially love the kitties in a basket! Vogart patterns are just the best!
Happy Very Belated Pink Saturday!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

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