THE BUZZ FROM THE HIVE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Regal Bee Part I (88)

As the month of March winds down, so does the Woodlawn Needlework Show. So, I decided to share my "piece de resistance", The Regal Bee over the next three days. This is a design by Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes that I stitched in 2012. A friend of mine gifted me the chart, I bought the shaker box and the journey began. I was enthralled with the stitching on this and challenged by the finishing (at the time there were no finishing instructions), but I pulled (again) on my many finishing classes and was able to get it all put together. I entered the piece in the 2013 Woodlawn Show and won a first place ribbon in the Blackwork category.....boy was I surprised and thrilled!!! I was  honored that my work was being appreciated by other needle workers and humbled by the fact that I was in competition with so may other fabulous works of needle art....... truly a highlight in my stitching life!!!

So onto the first part, the shaker box.




 Tomorrow and Friday, I will share the smalls. (Thankfully my entry number did not bring me bad luck!)

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! How very, very, very lovely this is. I had to blow the picture up to get a good look at it. You deserved that blue ribbon alright. :D

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  2. You and your Regal Bee are most deserving of that blue ribbon, Stasi. The Shaker box is stunning, but even more so with the stitching inside.

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  3. That is just lovely, Stasi!! I'm sure you were a bit worried when you saw your entry number--ha ha!! Congratulations on that blue ribbon!

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  4. Such a beautiful design and finish!

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