Thursday, October 9, 2008

Show & Tell Friday!

Show and Tell

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One of the best things about blogging is getting to know so many wonderful people I normally wouldn't have a chance to meet! Today I want to share something the wonderfully talented Rosemary of Roses Petite Maison gave me just because she knows I collect redwork and thought I would enjoy them.


She sent me two redwork pillowcovers! One that says "Good Morning" and the other says "Good Night".





Here's a close-up of the design. Beautiful in it's simplicity isn't it!




I love embroidery of all kinds but redwork, also known as Turkey Redwork, is my favorite!



I like the way redwork looks with toile, especially black toile which is what I have in my bedroom. Thanks so much Rosemary!



Also, I promised my daughter that I would show the paper mache polar bear that she made in art. So here's.......Kellog. Isn't he cute! He has such a sweet face!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



54 comments:

Carrie said...

What a nice gift! I love Kellog...

diadsie said...

Your daughter is so talented-good job!
Redwork is pretty. My mom made me a little gardening girl-I'll have to share her one of these weeks.
Dianne

AJ said...

How sweet! The pillowcases and Kellog:)

Debbie said...

Oh, how I love redwork. I have a bunch of patterns that I got with the intentions of doing some of my own redwork. Then I couldn't decide which one to do first! Love the polar bear, it's adorable! Your daughter is so talented.

Debbie in Florida

ROXY said...

What a thoughtful gift! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

Anne Fannie said...

Manuela, those pillowcases are great! What a fine gift. Also, your daughter did a great job on her project.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the pillow cases. You just don't see this kind of wonderful craft much anymore. I remember my mom's sets were ALL embroidered.

And you tell your daughter she is VERY talented. LOVE the polar bear. I can see why she wanted it shown...she should be very proud of her work! If I were the art teacher, it's a definite A+ grade!!!!

My show and tell is posted now. Come by if you can find time. See you there! Happy Friday, happy show n tell day.

Betty said...

Manuela,
I'm thrilled to see that you are once more blogging....I enjoyed The Feathered Nest immensely....

The red and white pillow covers are beautiful...Red is a color I use often in decorating....

Kellog is cute as can be...talented daughter...the apple doesn't fall from the tree, does it?????

Blessings,
Betty @ Country Charm

Grammy said...

What a wonderful embroidery
job. I wish I had the patients to still do this. I would put my dads name on hie work shirt when I was a kid. It was fun.

Chez Nous said...

The pillowcovers are lovely - I have not heard of redwork before. You captured it perfectly with your statement "Beautiful in its simplicity".

Kellog is adorable!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I LOVE redwork. It it something I am working on myself too. Not quite there yet, but I'm getting better. (but I tend to be a perfectionist).

Your daughter did a wonderful job. Kellog is adorable.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

LOVE the pillow cases...very pretty!

Kellog is pretty cute, too! You have a talented daughter.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Kellog is adorable.

I love the Redwork, too!

Screaming Meme said...

I love the polar bear! That is so creative...let your daughter know that I think she is very talented...She gets it from her Mama! :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh how sweet! I love redwork. I do not have any pieces, but plenty of patterns. LOL! Kellog is adorable.

JanMary said...

Beautiful gift and very cute polar bear.

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Carla said...

Beautiful simplicity are the perfect words! Too Cute are the perfect word for Kellog!

Simply Heart And Home said...

What beautiful needlework. Good morning and good night! How sweet!

And kellog looks grrreat!

Thank you for sharing with us.

Gina

Jen r. said...

Those are beautiful! I can't imagine the time they took!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love redwork too! I need to put down my knitting and start a redwork piece! sigh...

Love the polar bear!

Jen said...

Your daughter is very talented!! What a cute bear.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The pillowcases are truly beautiful...such a thoughtful gift.

I see that your daughter takes after you...very sweet bear!

Love Bears All Things said...

Aren't you lucky to have such a sweet friend. Thanks for sharing.
The polar bear is fabulous.
Mama Bear

My Place of Peace said...

Exquisite! Love them!

gail said...

beautiful!

the polar bear is so *cUte* love it!

God bless!
gail

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela. I love that redwork and the bear is so cute. Your daughter did a wonderful job on it. Guess we all know where she gets her talent. Have a great weekend.

Michelle said...

The pillowcases are adorable!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey! My bloglines doesn't seem to be updating properly, so I missed a few posts. Love all your pumpkin pretties and how sweet for Rosemary to send those redwork pillowcases to you...now that's a very thoughtful blogfriend.

Have a great weekend!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That Polar Bear is too cute! She did a great job.

I love the rework, too. I always admire the pictures I've seen of it. That would be a great winter project to take up!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

ohmygosh..... that is just so perfect for you..... what beautiful stitching.....
That girl is very talented...... that bear is just amazing.... she really is an artist....

The plate says .....Cainsboro.... It is Alfred Meakin.... England.... maybe I better do some research before I break it.....
HUgs
Linda

Darla said...

Beautiful pillow cases. That bear is darling!!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I love your redwork pillow covers. They are so beautiful and they go with your black and white toile perfectly! That was so sweet of Rosemary!

I love Kellog! Please tell your dear daughter she did a wonderful job making him and is very talented like her mom!

Thank you for letting me know the name of that shrub, Beauty Berry. That is a good name for it. I am sure your tiny acorns are sweet. I do not know why these are so big, but in our back yard there are some even bigger.

Have a lovely weekend!
Paula

ivoryspring said...

The redwork pillowcases are stunning!!

And Kellog is just cute!

Have a great weekend.

splummer said...

Hi!
The Red Work is beautiful! I have a couple pieces I done. The bear is cute! Your daughter done a good job! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Sandy said...

Beautiful!

Jacki said...

I like the redwork, but I love the polar bear! She did a great job - no wonder she wants to go to the art school.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful redwork! It definately looks great with your toile. Wow, your daughter is very talented, Kellog is perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kathi :)

Ms. Tee said...

Kellog's very cute! And what pretty pillowcases your friend sent. :)

Susan said...

Needlework is one of my favorite handmade items. Those pillows are beautiful. I love Kellog too, he is so sweet. She did a great job on him!

Blessings,
Susan

Lady Katherine said...

Ok now! Rosemary needs to be my friend too, I adore the pillow cases. I have wanted a set for about 20 years! I never found the pattern. They are so so wonderful!
Your daughter really did a great job on her bear!! Maybe she could make the red work. Just hoping! If anyone nows where I could get the pattern for the red work pillow case, I would love it so much.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I just love coming to your blog...every time I leave inspired. :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the redwork! I have been looking for cases like that for a while.

Your daughters bear is wonderful!

Rosemary said...

Hi Manuela,
So glad you liked them. They do look very pretty. You are very welcome!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Rosemary

Mrs. Pivec said...

Beautiful Redwork. I've been meaning to do some of that for the longest time...

Your daughter did such a nice job on her bear too! So cute!

Lisa said...

Hi Maneula,

This is very lovely! Thanks for sharing this.
Very clever, the Good Morning/Good Night sides.

Thanks for stopping by to visit...come again soon...Lisa

Gattina said...

What a work ! I would never have the patience for that, lol !

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love that redwork..wish i had some. THat is one cute paper mache bear. cherry

Earthmommy said...

I love Redwork! Also, the polar bear is so adorable!

Tasha said...

I LOVE Kellogg!! He will make a sweet winter decoration.

He doesn't look like the typical "art" project...He looks like something you could buy. He looks great!! In fact, I would love to have him myself. He just makes me smile.

thanks for sharing,
Tasha

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your pillowcases.

I am on post #99 so stay tuned. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I adore the redwork! It is so very beautiful. And boy did your daughter do an excellent job on her polar bear!

Lisa Ann said...

What a beautiful gift. Very talented to do that.

Kelli said...

What a sweet friend you have! The redwork is just gorgeous!
~Kelli

Indigo Robe said...

What a wonderful art project! Your daughter did a GREAT job with that cute polar bear! love it!!!