Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lovely Tatting Motifs and CQ CD Pincushion

After trying to learn tatting on a couple of occasions and failing miserably I decided to search the Internet etsy shops to see if anyone was selling their tatting motifs. I think tatted lace is a truly beautiful old world art form and I knew I just needed to have some tatting motif on "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams". I found several sites but "Wendy's Umi & Tsuru Blog" from Singapore caught my attention. Wendy creates truly beautiful tatted motif. I email Wendy asking her if she took special orders for tatting. She sent me a message back saying yes which I was so happy to read. I ask if she could create two hearts, two roses, two butterflies and two dragonflies tatted motif and ask her how much this would cost. Wendy sent me a message saying that she would love for me to create something for her. I was very humbled to see this request. I wrote Wendy back saying I would love to create something for her in exchange for the tatting. Wendy told me that some of her favorite colors and so our creating started. Above are the beautiful tatted motifs I received from Wendy. You can see I received many more than two each of the motifs. I "LOVE" them all and I think they will truly look beautiful on my crazy quilt.

Above are several photos of the Crazy Quilt CD Pincushion I created for Wendy. Wendy told me one of her favorite color combination was purple, red and green. I have never put these colors together before so it was a bit of a challenge but I found I really enjoyed working with them. I had a fairy silkie that had Wendy's favorite colors in it so I based the whole embroidery theme around the fairy. My favorite flower is the rose so I added roses. I also love butterflies so I created a butterfly with metallic threads so it would sparkle. Because it was made for Wendy I decided to add her initial "W" on it too. I used a Victorian Leaf Pattern. I used silk ribbon embroidery to add extra roses and flowers. Of course I needed to add some beads to add some dimension to the pincushion. I put ric rack around the edge and stitched it on with purple and green tatting threads. I always add my initials "JG" and the date on everything I create which I put on the bottom of the pincushion.

I received a message from Wendy today saying her CQ CD Pincushion had arrived and that she love it. Having someone Love what you created for them is the absolutely the best feeling for me. It warms my heart and makes me smile that others appreciate my art. I will treasure Wendy's tatted lace motifs she create for me forever by seeing it everyday on my Crazy Quilt. Thank you Wendy very much from the bottom of my Heart.


Miss 376 said...

What a lovely idea to exchange things like that. I love seeing the tatted pieces used on many blocks and wish I could do them too. Love the pincushion you sent

Heather said...

Judy... what a worthwhile exchange for both of you... you have both created some beautiful items that will last for years to come.


Susan said...

WOW great job. Love it

sparkle jars said...

I love the crazy quilt pin cushions!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Thanks for visiting. Yes, tatting is a lovely art form, one day I will learn it. VBG Thanks for the nice comment on my PC.

Heather, Thanks for leaving your nice comment. Wendy is a very talented tatter and she creates lovely pieces.

Susan, Thanks for your lovely comment on the PC. Much appreciated.

Gayle, Nice to have you stop by and your lovely comment on the PC. Hugs Judy

Art4Sol said...

What a wonderful collection to add to your beautiful pieces.

TattingChic said...

What a lovely exchange! You are both very lucky! Wendy is a fabulous tatter. I have some of her tatted butterflies that I won in a giveaway from her! The pincushion you made for her is lovely! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful pincushion Judy. I love the exotic colors with stitching that still gave a vintage feel. I plan on making one of these myself soon.

Maureen said...

That's two ladies well pleased with the lovely items they swapped.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maureen, Thanks for visiting and your nice comment on my pincushion. The tatting pieces are wonderful, aren't they??

Hello Cheryl. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment about my PC. I would love to see your PC when you get it done too.

Thanks Tatting Chic for your nice comment about my PC I made for Wendy. YOU are correct Wendy created some lovely tatting for me too.

Darlene, Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad your have your PC back again. Yes, Wendy tatting is truly beautiful I feel very fortunate to have them for my CQ. Hugs Judy

Ira said...

Lovely pincushion. Beautiful CQ

Ruthie's Place said...

Beautiful Judy and what a lovely story. How nice to meet a new friend like Wendy. You will enjoy her motifs as much as she will enjoy the beautiful pincushion you made for her.
Warm hugs,

Solstitches said...

Hi Judy,
How lovely the tatted motifs are and what a sweet exchange between you and Wendy. I love the pincushion you made for her. Having an example of your work here I know it will look even more amazing when seen for real.
Funny that you should mention tatting as it is something I would love to do. I've tried to teach myself from a book and I did just about manage to get started but never knowing if I was doing it right or not I just left it.
Today a friend is bringing a tatting expert over. Once a week a few of us gather to make bobbin lace. I'm not much good at that either but I have fun :)
My friends friend is over from UK for a week so she will be bringing some examples of her tatting and hopefully we'll have a masterclass.
I can't wait! Will let you know how it goes.
ps Happy belated birthday to you!

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