Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Golden King of the Forest

 Have to say that I really enjoyed stitching Tanja Berlin's Goldwork Lion. This was my first attempt at goldwork embroidery and I am very pleased with the result. Daughter #2 who has never asked for a piece of anything I've stitched before asked if she could have it so I am doubly happy!
 Close up view of the gold and copper purl purls.
 Close up of all the different couched threads.
 Very messy back view that I have yet to stitch down :)
The Lily of the Valley are all in bloom right now.
 The little Forget-Me-Nots are one of my very favourite flowers and they are all in bloom right now too.
 Was able to snap a picture of a Bohemian Waxwing in the front yard yesterday evening.
 And then this morning a muskrat paid a call to breakfast on a dead perch
and a few willow leaves.

24 comments:

  1. He has come alive ! What beautiful thread work you have done, I love his mane !!!

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  2. he really is the most handsome fellow Jenny, I am sure you are delighted your daughter wants it, now she has a first piece from you she will be wanting a mate to go with him!
    Lily of the valley are one of my favourite flowers but they do not grow for me.

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  3. Never mind king of the forest! Your lion is now king of the stiches xxx Gorgeous!!

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  4. Apologies, I meant to type: STITCHES!! D'oh!

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  5. You can be pleased ! Your lion is gorgeous !
    Love your pictures too !
    Have a nice day !
    Hug
    Anna

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  6. Wow mr.lion is looking so beautiful...sweet photos..
    Love and hugs x

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  7. I admire your goldwork! Wonderful photos too! Thank you!

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  8. Your goldwork lion is fantastic, are you going to frame it?

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  9. I love those little forget-me-not flowers, so sweet. The lion turned out beautiful. I had to chuckle about your daughter requesting it. I too have daughters that will occasionally ask for something I have made....it always make me happy to find they like it.
    xo,
    Deb

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  10. Hey the comment went through with NO trouble!!!!

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  11. Oh wowzers! A lovely lion indeed!!! He is so handsome!!! Love your birdy and muskrat! Cute little buggers!!! LOL.
    Have a great Thursday!
    Julie

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  12. I'm admiring your wonderful lion! I've never done goldwork before, and your project looks fabulous. Love the flowers and wildlife pics

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  13. You have done a great job with your goldwork!

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  14. The lion is spectacular. Bravo:)

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  15. Wow- your lion is AWESOME!!!! Love it!!

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  16. A truly majestic lion, no wonder your daughter asked for it, it is so beautifully made.
    Well done!

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  17. Oh My Goodness this is a regal lion you have stitched. Superb! Sweet little flowers and critters. Summer is here and lots of busyness. Sunshine Smiles Dear...

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    1. I can't decide--the front of the lion is gorgeous, but so is the back! I've never seen a muskrat before. Interesting creatures. I've just been battling off fat country rats this year.
      best, nadia

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  18. The lion looks great. Nicely stitched :)

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  19. He's gorgeous!Working with purl is not easy, isn't it?I'm glad to say that I've completed my goldwork peacock project.

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  20. He is awesome! You've done a great job...S-ing and couching in the same area looks great:)

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  21. This lion is amazing!!! Just beautiful!!

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