Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tatted Wheelbarrow filled with flowers

 The tatted wheelbarrow is filled with silk ribbon flowers. The flowers on the right are daises worked in  Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery using  pistol stitch and french knots. The bunny on the left is satin stitch. The pattern for the daises and bunny are by Rosalie Wakefield. She has a neat way of making the Turkey Stitch and easy so it will not pull out. It is in her book, "An Artist's Garden". The butterfly is by Helen Stevens using one strand in a long and short stitch. I could not find orange rayon floss and white rayon will not dye. See photo below. The silk ribbon always dyes beautifully. So I used DMC cotton floss. I have 2 books and a DVD on Helen's patterns. These are beautiful and easy to work up. Everyone should have at least one of her books. I dream someday to do a large work of her patterns. This is added to my bucket list!!!

Melons, melons everywhere!! They have produced well and have been on a melon diet for the past month. That is humans, dogs, goat and chickens. Cat won't eat them!! LOL 
These went into a fruit cocktail. It is melons, strawberries and pineapple with a syrup of sugar, orange juice and pink lemonade. Froze up 20 quarts and will be delicious during the winter.
 

7 comments:

ANudge said...

Your wheelbarrow is darling! And wow! You're going to enjoy that cocktail this winter. Thanks for sharing.

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you for your nice comment and visiting my blog.(:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Linda, I see I have missed much while I have been gone. Your tatting motif are very beautiful as usual. I especially loved the wee pigs.. Love them all. Your stitching is also wonderful.. Hugs Judy

Quayceetatter said...

Thanks Judy for your lovely comment.

Jane McLellan said...

Sweet, the flowers look so good with the wheelbarrow!

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you for your lovely comment!!(:

Sally Kerson said...

Your wheelbarrow looks great with all the flowers around it. Must say it is a great pattern - but then I would say that!!! Love melons and that cocktail looks so refreshing.