Sunday, June 21, 2009

Old Country Chruch thread sketch

For this picture I machine stitched (free style) all except the boards. I put them in by hand with a long running stitch. Here is the before picture:
These pieces have been 8 X 10.

Happy Father's Day.

In memory of my Dad...
Here is a picture of my him, taken 55 or so years ago when he was a young handsome sailor. He has been gone about 15 years now from cancer.


Amanda Yno said...

I'm sorry about your father, your work is gorgeous..

LindaSonia said...

Wow this latest work is spectacular!! Sorry about your Dad; mine's been gone too for a long while due to cancer as well.


One Crabapple said...

ahhh He Was a Young Handsome Sailor !

Look at him !

Love seeing your Dad

(nodding to heaven w/HFD wish Thanking him for having YOU)

and LOVING the stitched church here.

The added hand stitching makes it really work !

you even made the stitches in perspective so it adds dimension.

You are so clever.

and blowing me away with how fast you come up with these treat.

Stitcheroo Rooster is a DANDY too !

let me say again, I can't believe you just WHIP THESE UP !


3rdEyeMuse said...

he really was a handsome sailor ... and looks like a good/nice man, too. thanks for sharing.

the Country Church is AMAZING.

One Crabapple said...

ps - you look alot like your dad. You do ! smiling eyes.

Phyllis said...

Cat, your work is so incredibly wonderful!

Your dad was a handsome guy. I've always had a weakness for sailors...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Phyllis, I too have always had a weakness for the sailors...
Cat you are so so good!!!!!!!!
You do wonderful work....

Werna Gail said...

I sure love my swabby, we have been together 44 years now. Sorry I have not been around for the last few posts, and I missed the give-a-way....I must agree with everyone else, I am amazed at your talent. Really like the church.

beedeebabee said...

Hi Cat!
Your stitched artwork is just so wonderful! I love your designs!
...I'm very sorry about your dad. He was really handsome!
Paulette :o)