Monday, April 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Well, for the time being we'll keep the Ruby RED slippers as our badge/logo, I think.

Welcome to another Ruby Tuesday!

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Grazia and her two sisters, Cleta and Sylvana.

Grazia, who needlepointed the work you see above, is my sister-in-law. You might understand that when she saw this piece she bought it immediately and started working on it right away. It took her years to finish it. She didn't work on it all the time. She'd put it away sometimes and not go back to it for months. But finally it was finished and she had it framed, very beautifully as you can see. She has it hanging in the bathroom.


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63 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
Your sister- in- law certainly has a way with the needle.
I don't think I'll ever would hang such a delicate work of art in my bathroom.
Then I haven't done needlepoint embroidery since I was 13.
I'm still ashamed when I see it, but nevertheless it's hanging in my old maiden cage at my mothers.
Too much work to be thrown away.

The happy, bathing girls is a masterpiece.
Thank you for showing, and bring more inspiration.
From Felisol

Mojo said...

See... now if I'd spent years working on something like that there's no way it'd wind up in the bathroom. It'd be out there in everybody's face so they could all see and admire and pay homage to the wonder that was me.

Could be why I don't do projects like this that require "years".

Pretty cool though... kind of a kid's version of the Rockettes or something.

Lois Grebowski said...

That's pretty! She's very talented and patient!

Me, I don't have patience enough to finish a project...LOL!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks very intricate! I hope the umidity in the bathroom won't damage it.

Ralph said...

Such needlepoint is impressive, stylish and made with a devotion I wish we had. A true work of art, and is perfect on whichever wall it may grace!

storyteller said...

What lovely hand-work! I wish I had your sister's talent!!! I've not played for a while, but have shared at Small Reflections today and hope to visit others as time permits.
Hugs and blessings,

KitchenMaus said...

I was at one point in my life addicted to crossstitching too! :) Beautiful work there!

Catherine said...

Your sister in law is talented, no doubt, for needle work. And patient, and stubborn.
But she's also too modest, to hide it in the bathroom. Thanks to you, Mary, it is shown all over the Ruby world. Great !

Annie said...

Needlepoint has always completely eluded me. I greatly admire those who can focus on this craft.

donna said...

Wow..very pretty art work! =)

That is the chicken said...

Cute needlepoint...I'm very impressed...these things take soo long to do! I like the little bather in the red suit!

Jan said...

Mary, Grazia did a wonderful job, and I love the frame and mats she choose for it. I've done needlepoint and know it takes a long time. She must be very proud. I also love your photo of the needlepoint. Wonderful.

Martha (FL) said...

Lovely needlepoint. I used to find time for projects like that, but not for a very long time.

Lin said...

I also loved to needlework, cross-stitch especially. I have only a few completed pieces as I'd see something else and start something new before finishing what I was working on! At least photography is instantaneous! I'm in!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is so lovely. It reminds me of all the needle work my mother does. She can create anything with a needle, a sewing machine and fabric or thread or yarn.

I guess it must have skipped a generation.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That is very cool how the photo shows the needlepoint texture. Well done!!

Tink *~*~* said...
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Tink *~*~* said...

My mom had several needlepoint projects like that, one's that took years and years to finish. I remember one of them was a rendering of The Blue Boy.

Tink *~*~*
My “favorite” Disney red-head

napaboaniya said...

A very sweet piece of needlework that your sister in-law has done. Never mind that it took years to complete, it was worth it.

But I'm surprised it's placed in the bathroom! It should be placed it a more prominent and respectful place. Living, dining, playroom?

Kay said...

Yay for RT!

I feel a bit odd posting it on Monday but, oh well.

I LOVE your (new?) photo at the top of the page Mary, very nice!

Needlepoint is one of those things I always look at with a mixture of envy and ... well.. envy,

Happy RT!

The Cunning Runt said...

That's amazing - I have no such talents. I used to sew (poorly,) but it never came close to being "art," which this piece most certainly does!

Dora said...

Nice needle work. ;)

Happy RT!

Wartime Kitchen

MyMaracas said...

I know how much work that is -- I used to do needlework too. That's such a nice piece, it seems a shame to hide it away in the bathroom!

Phoenix said...

Hi :) I just came across this meme today and I am glad to be joining you all!

Terry said...

hey mary t.
please don't be fainting with surprise, eh but for once i am not late.
i am a wee bit early
what do you think of that?
it was so nice, opening up your blog and seeing those lovely golden roses in the glass vase.
makes me think of spring.....at last!

your sister-in-law surely did a fancy job with that needle point.
the girls are so pretty and care free and you can almost see them dancing for joy..

i am hoping because i haven't checked you lately, that you are well on the mend!........Love terry

nature ramblings said...

Wow, beautiful needlepoint. I crochet and embroider but have never done needlepoint even though it is a very lovely needle art. Sometimes my projects take a few years to complete. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece and for having Ruby Tuesday.

Roger said...

Awesome shot Mary. A good Ruby Tuesday to you!

boliyou said...

What a cute photo. I can see by the detail how it could have taken years to complete. Your sister in law is both talented and patient.

Terri said...

Wonderful needlepoint! I'd never have the patience.

My entry is a musical one this week.

shutterhappyjenn said...

I love doing cross stitching, too. Although I haven't touched my needles and threads for a long time now.

mysorefeet said...

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Juliana RW said...

lovely...

My entry this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

Gattina said...

What a work !!! I could never do something like that, I have no patience and would get crazy !!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

A lovely hymn to joyful leisure and loving sisters. And so beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

Mar said...

Such lovely piece, I love it!!

Mamapippa said...

It's a beautiful hand-made work !

Have a nice day !

tapirgal said...

Ruby Tuesday seems like fun. This was my first!

EastCoastLife said...

Your sister-in-law is very patient. I started a cross-stitch just after my wedding and until now, it's still not completed. :P
*blush*

Ginger said...

Please don't get rid of the Ruby Slippers! They are my favorite part of Ruby Tuesdays! I always brag about how cute they are on my blogs.

Arlene said...

Wow that is a nice frame. I love cross stitching too!

This is my 30th post here in RT and to celebrate it, i posted some food with some red in it. :)

See ya around!

Patti said...

Hi Mary,
That's a lovely piece of needlework. I would never have the patience to complete a project like that.

Very nice, no matter where it is displayed!

Julie said...

Wow...lovely details. I did a cross stitch years and years ago but it had the drawing on the canvass so I didn't have to count the stitches.

Eaton Bennett said...

Dear Mary, lovely needlework and what an heirloom, especially for the effort and time put into it. Have a great Tuesday. :)

my RT

Dianne said...

it's adorable! very happy and colorful
beautiful work!!

moosh said...

What a charming picture. It saya so much; summer fun, friendship, seashore. It mskes me wish I were there with them. HRT

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Beautiful piece of stitchery!! She did a great job! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Nicole said...

That's a beautiful piece of work.
I know for sure that I'll never ever be patient enough to finish such a thing.

(I love your new header!)

Bond said...

Flying frog with magical powers joins the RT family

Ivanhoe said...

How cute, Mary! I wish I had the patience...and time. I'm still trying to find time to finish my wedding scrapbook :o) (The school should be done in August so hopefully soon)

Mo said...

I've only done needlepoint Christmas ornaments (and only a few!) - I like handicrafts, but that would be too big of a project for me!
Mine is (you guessed it) another London picture!
Cheers,
mo

Julia Smith said...

I love that scene with the three girls - growing up as one of three (two sisters and a cousin) it really speaks to me.

busy91 said...

That is a great work. My mom used to cross stitch, I have no patience.

soulbrush said...

what a magnificent piece of work. yay keep the ruby slippers....hugs to you all from london.

Daryl said...

Back from holiday, trying to catch up ... love the new header shot!

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks said...

I tried crosstiching before but i was not able to finished..i easily get frustrated when i mess up the thread.... By the way, my first Ruby Tuesday is up..i know its late..i hope it's still counted

Chris said...

First time doing RT. Forgive my silliness:)

Regina said...

It's cool..very nice.
I'm participating for the 2nd time.
Happy RT.

spiCes said...

i am late sort of...still got the spring fling hangover:)

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful needlepoint. Nice colors and contrasts.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Getting a piece like this actually finished is awesome. I have a Christmas stocking I've been working on for years, I mean like over 20 now. Obviously I don't work on it much.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful craft reflecting a lot of warmth! I love it. Have a great day, everyone :)

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful piece of art! love the red!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Yes, Mary you did see the tea cosy before. I goofed and put the wrong link in first. Then added a second with this weeks. Could you take the first one out? So sorry.