tea and thee…

Needle Thread Cloth‘s August challenge is Tea Time Stem Stitch…

plastered linens mirror glass

I have been having lots of fun lately spreading plaster on linens and laces and distressing mirrors (thanks to special friends again and again)…

Needle Thread Cloth Tea and Thee

a bit of layering and machine stitching along with touches of hand embroidery (stem stitch and french knots) on vintage map and book papers (thank you Carmen Dyson)…

Needle Thread Cloth Tea and Thee (1)

you have all month to stretch your creative muscles and join in the fun over at Needle Thread Cloth

Tea and Thee Photofunia

“I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together.”   ~ Brian Andreas … StoryPeople

24 responses to “tea and thee…

  1. Beautiful!!! Have a wonderful weekend Patty!!! ~Sophia

  2. Beautiful – that lace along the bottom is gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous textures and I just love what you have done with the final image.

  4. Ok, that is OUTSTANDING!!!! And I love your last photo………..so worthy of a poster!

  5. Beautiful art work…I love lace and embroidery! makes everything seem vintage even if it’s new…always fun to stop by your blog for a visit!

  6. Plaster? I was just looking at a plaster piece I made a year or so ago. What an incredible coincidence.

    I love this piece. Not sure how you got your sewing machine through plaster, but I love this piece. It is gorgeous. I really like the layering you achieved, and the image sets the lace and fabric off just perfectly.

  7. I haven’t tried plaster – yet! You make it look really worth the effort, love your piece!

  8. These are really beautiful, Patty. The thought of spreading plaster on lace is really intriguing…

  9. Dear Patty , so lovely and beautiful,- I love what you have used behind the image and gorgeous distressed glass, how did you use the plaster here ? it is so sweet also with the embroidered flowers !!
    I hope you are doing well, and still having lovely weather around you,
    Hugs and happy weekend my friend- XOXOXO- Dorthe

  10. Breathtaking! Prettiest window dressing ever!!

  11. Amazing work..what a proud and beautiful women she is ♥♥♥ I have to try this out for sure when I am back home 🙂 ♥ Conny

  12. You never disappoint with your creations! Another beauty! And the last image is terrific – how fun to imagine being able to create something that large in a store window!

  13. Oh, wow! Fabulous! 😀

  14. another beautiful creation Patty….:)

  15. Plaster sounds like a fun medium to play with. Love all the texture of course. Cool effect on the last photo. 😉

  16. CHEERS my dear P atty have I missed you, but I have been on a very exciting journey visiting your blog, my wings have been flapping like crazy, I had to call Tonnniece and share all the pleasures we had with your inspirational work. The mandalas WOW they were all soooo GORGEOUS, so uniquely beautiful. you have inspired us to do some tye dying, the samples filling the rack is stunning, it will be exciting to see it in your work. Wandering through your journal OH MY GOODNESS, what an array of incredible pages, the zen-tangle, aaaawesome, if I had to pick a favorite, that’s almost impossible :O) might be Friendship, your last page really moved me and the little squares gorgeous. I loooooove the cover its perfect that material is beautiful. I must get off and get to my desk, thanks a million for so much inspiration its been a pleasure visiting, have a wonderful week

  17. your pieces are just stunning! Love them. hope you have a great weekend!

  18. Well, that looks fun! I may go over and take a peek!!! Love your stitching!

  19. Glorious and so inspirational. Plaster is something I have not applied to textiles, I do love the texture Gesso provided but plaster, which type do you use? Another question …. how do you achieve the distressed mirrors, do you use a solution or scrape the backing off the mirror? In the past I’ve tried scraping to poor results.
    Just love your window display!

  20. Pingback: getting plastered… | Magpie's Nest ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz

  21. This is so beautiful and I liked how you extended the concept to see how it looks as a mural/window poster

  22. Oh how lovely……is that image on glass? Did you cut it? Clever…. xx

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