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Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Is Bloomin !

A little update on Summer.
As you remember I saved Summer and her friends

  from the Happy Recycler. The fiend had several vintage embroidery transfer packets and magazines all bundled for the compactor when I swooped in and scooped them up.  Hey, I'm all for recycling, but be sure what little time capsules and snippets of history you're getting rid of .  Well, we all got home safe and sound.

Summer has found a wonderful new space on this vintage hand-tatted edged pink linen hankie.
Since last weeks post Summer has bloomed !

She's pretty in pink

and is no shrinking violet with her floral best.

Her skirt  is is a riot of colors and varieties......Left to Right.......yellow Daffodil, blue Delphinium, red Rose,
green and yellow Colombine, blue Bachelor Button, Orange Zinnia. Little lavender Asters, Fern Fronds, and Leaves fill out the 'Garden Party Dress' .
Here are some close-ups of my hand-embroidered  fashion statement for Summer.

Wow, since taking Summer out of her paper wrappings.......she has really blossomed..... into a pretty little thing.
Ahhh, but wait,,,,,,,, Summer still has some surprises to show you.
Remember, Summer is the first in my newest 4 Season Pillow Creations. She will be available for sale on my website and blog. Custom orders are always welcome too.

Don't forget to stop by these fun Blog Parties...............................
Pink Saturday
Southern Lady Vintage Love Market
Rednesday Wednesday
Vintage Thingy Thursday
Thrifty Things Friday


Sharon said...

Wow you do beautiful work!!! I love this and all the intricate sewing! Hope you have a great PINK Saturday!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful pink post! You are so creative! Love your intricate sewing!
Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Ann said...

Summer is beautiful, so glad you were able to recover her from the sure doom of a shredder. Great work.

Robyn said...

thanks for stopping by my blog - your needle point is lovely! Have a wonderfully pink weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Great way to post about your embroidery. And, no, sometimes we don't realize what we're throwing out. Neat save! Enjoyed your post! Thanks, Jenn

Robin said...

Lovely work....
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Summer is a real stunner, for sure! These pillows are sure to be a hit, too! Great eye, great work.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

She is beautiful ! So happy you saved her so she can bloom (())

Pat said...

That's a lot of work - summertime looks beautiful - nice choice of threads. Happy PS!

Daniella said...

I SWEAR I COMMENTED ON THIS!! Why is blogger doing this to us!! ugh.

you are so talented!!!

Stephanie Suzanne ~ Queen of Dreamsz said...


I love the vibrant colors you have chosen. She is so pretty.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

O creative one, I am blooming with Summer!


Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not yellow or purple or green;
But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
These are the colors with sheen!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not saffron or opal or blue;
But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
Something of sanguinous hue!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not indigo, azure or grey;
But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
Colors like these make my day!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Narrow Red Alley

~~Carol~~ said...

You do such lovely work, Melody! Summer is blossoming into a real beauty, and I can't wait to see Fall, Winter and Spring!
Happy REDnesday,

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

LOVE your southern belle!!! Thank you so much for joining in on Southern Lady's Vintage Market Melody! Always enjoy your linking in!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

She's lovely!
And what beautiful work you've done on the flowers.


LV said...

I have several pieces of this type work I did many years ago. I use mine most everyday. You do really nice work and will be something to hand down to the next generation.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

How pretty she is, with her floral skirt!

classic • casual • home said...

I love the colors you are using! I admire your talent!

Jann Olson said...

So glad that you saved Summer from meeting her demise. Your embroidery sure did bring her back to life. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you find that old engine to put by your hubbys garage.

Diann said...

Oh Melody, that is just beautiful! You did a fantastic job! So pretty! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

SueLovesCherries said...

I'm delighted with the array of colors she wears! Still can't wait to see the end product!