Queen Bee Stitchery Round Robin Reveal

it is finally time for more than a sneak peek at the stitcheries that have been popping up the last several months…

back in May some of my talented friends … the Queen Bees (QB5) … started a stitchery round robin … each of us did a bit on our own piece … me … not so much …

my TAP transfer lady … a favorite postcard image of mine … had humble beginnings on a scalloped and stained linen dinner napkin…with a an old doily behind her … a bit of hat netting along with a vintage flower  …

seems I stitched her on a bit cockeyed … more about that later …

time to send her off to her first destination … a visit with Nathalie in Missouri

just look at the delightful corner Nathalie filled with stitched goodness in gorgeous threads  … a sweet birdie singing “Tra la la” … “I SO needed to stitch today”… along with pretty tatted pieces too…

next stop with Linda in Texas … she stitched the lovely “breathe” … a swan … YES a swan … the pretty tea cup… “Tuesday Tea”and the plumed birdie on its lace perch … just found out Linda added the pearls around the center piece doily too… just perfect…

on to visit with Margaret in Switzerland…a precious pink seed bead and button heart stitched with “my heart’s desire” along with beautiful bits of lace and buttons and more lovely beads and special bits on the right side too…

last stop with Carole in New Zealand…who is celebrating her birthday this weekend … as she said … she crowned it with “lots of yoyo Love”… wee little yoyo’s made out of pretty flowered fabric … along with other special bits and layered goodness…

I am totally charmed and in awe of what was returned to me … beyond my wildest dreams…so worth waiting for these five months…

I got so excited when my stitchery arrived … I was inspired to stitch … to do something…

I decided to remove my lady transfer and add a piece of old pink hat netting behind her … giving me a chance to straighten her out a bit … funny enough … she is still not completely straight … she obviously has a mind of her own … which seems just perfect to me … I added a few other bits here and there including one of my wire birds nests …

found a bee bead while cleaning out a drawer … I had picked it up two years ago at a bead shoppe in Sebastopol and tucked it away … the perfect final touch…

after months of making her way around the globe … my lonely lady returned to me surrounded by Love … beauty …  kindness and thoughtful creativity … an absolute treasure!

36 responses to “Queen Bee Stitchery Round Robin Reveal

  1. WOW! this is an absolute treasure Patty, I love every little detail!! – what a wonderful stitchery to remind you of your talented creative friends!!

    Jan x

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  2. i agree! a treasure indeed! what a lovely idea…

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  3. oh my yes!! what a beauty to behold, just gorgeous! xox

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  4. Oh; Patty! The detail with these stitcheries! Gorgeous each and every detail! xxoo Marilyn

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  5. What an amazing piece and a wonderful idea!

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  6. I love seeing it completed!!!! Love it all!

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  7. What a wonderful, magical piece returned to you Patty! I’m in oooh and aah…!!!

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  8. Patty it’s exquisite!!
    Industrious queen bees the five of you and interesting to see how each one has made her mark on this beautiful piece of art.
    Will you frame it, make a cushion or what???
    I’m inspired…..
    Shane xox

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  9. Patty, These “reveals” from you Queen Bees have stirred up a hornet’s nest of inspiration! I’ve been stung badly– which is a good thing, by the way! What treasures, indeed! There is something about handwork like this that is so visually appealing and touches some tender part of my heart. Everyone’s addition took this piece to a new beautiful level. Really like the additions you added at the end as well! Loud clapping, or should I curtsy, for all you Queen Bee Stitchers?! Fun post! Xo, Sue

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  10. Patty,
    That is beautiful, charming, lovely and so filled with meaning! I love to see what the QB5’s do! You are a talented bunch! I need to check out the ones that I have not seen on the internet. Good things await me, I am sure!
    Hugs, sweet Patty,
    Suz

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  11. I Love this finished world travelled round robin stitchery. Such a personality it has developed unto itself! What a treasure you have acquired in the finished stitchery and such Love and it holds for you.

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  12. This is soooo stunning Patti! Oh, I love it so much!

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  13. What a beautiful treasure Patty! To have all those talented ladies’ stitching on your napkin and to see it is a real joy!!! ~ Blessings to you! Katie

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  14. This is absolutely wonderful with all the little details. This is a real treasure and you made it truly yours by adding all the little bits and pieces in the end. Just amazing!

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  15. What a beautiful project to share…

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  16. Das ist ja mal eine geniale Idee ! Super schön ist eure Fabric Collage geworden Patty.
    Schönen Sonntag wünsch ich dir.
    Hugs Alexandra

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  17. Each of these additions made for a super, incredible work of art. All your swap partners’ sewing is awesome. I’m totally impressed. The question is, where will you hang it (grin)?

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  18. Patty this is beautiful. I’ve seen Linda & Nathalies….off to visit Carole & Margaret next. What a lovly project

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  19. Oh Wow, what a treasure you have now after all that lonely woman went through, she surely can’t be lonely anymore 🙂 I love all the special details each person added to this, what a beautiful project.

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  20. OMG this is amazing!!!!!!

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  21. I”m envy you that wonderfull idea and its effects!!
    amazing!!:))

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  22. Ohhhhh, Patty!!!! What an exquisite piece – so worth the “waiting time” to have it returned to you. And just look at all of the luscious texture and eye candy!!! (The swan caught my eye right away!) You’re right . . . . it IS a priceless treasure!!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  23. Very beautiful and special art work, Patty. Very beautiful, lucky girl! Have a great evening, hugs,

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  24. What a pretty stitchery you have ended up with Patty! I love the pale colours, and I love that you love it!!
    xxx

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  25. what a beautiful piece! there are so many lovely details and embellishments! Hope all is well your way – have a fantastic week! 🙂

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  26. What a wonderful project!

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  27. A beautiful treasure. Loved reading about it.

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  28. How funnny that the lady wouldn’t “straighten up” in spite of your best efforts. Your piece turned out gorgeous!!! I like your additions- the bee is PERFECT!!!! And of course you needed one of your nests on it!

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  29. Patty,
    What a beautiful, beautiful project. The work in this is amazing!!!! Such a great story behind each stitch.
    xoxo
    lynn

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  30. So beautiful! I am not good with embroidery. I stick my finger all the time and end up with little blood spots on the fabric. I need to find someone who is skilled with text embroidery….I really want to have the names and dates of Baptism put on the gown my children wore that special day.

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  31. Fab Patty!! yours was such an elegant piece to work on! your gal kept a very good eye on things! Mxx

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  32. such a cool idea, a collaborative piece. the stitching is so lovely. i agree, your piece added another dimension to the work.

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  33. You QBs — is there ANYTHING you can’t do? I can’t stitch to save my soul, but oh, these are lovely!

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  34. what a clever bunch you all are, this is just fabulous…you could look at it all day and still find something new to see…. just beautiful. and so are the others ive been seeing around blogland…jenxo

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  35. How interesting that these pieces are all so very different. This is really pretty, I’m sure you will get a lot of enjoyment from it.

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