Wednesday, February 12, 2014

When the Paint Day is Done~

Hello Friends~
 
When I'm not painting
I usually have something in my lap
to stitch or sew by hand.
 
It's just me to keep moving.
 
When my paint day is done
I pick up another project in the evening.
 
Here are a few things recently and a few special treasures.
 
You know how I love black and white
and for these pillow cases
I did the stitching in black
and then added vintage lace to the openings.
 


 
So pretty in my black toile bedroom.
 
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This sweet towel is stitched with an owl.
I did not do this one as it was a gift
but oh how cute it is with the black and white.
 
I follow in my mother's foot steps
as she loved to do all sorts of hand work too.
This gorgeous piece she gave to me many years ago
called 4 seasons.
 
 
Winter

 
Spring

 
Summer

 
Autumn

 
This gorgeous towel
is hand created by my sweet friend
Shirley
 
I treated myself to this from her darling shop.
Perfect in the kitchen for Valentine's Day
and year round.
Love it~
Thank you Shirley
 
 
 
Lastly
I just started a new beach cottage throw
in hand crocheted broomstick lace
which will be in my shop
when complete.
 
I love this yarn and the gorgeous
icy artic blue color.
Perfect for spring, summer
and a beachy cottage.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Make it a good day!!
 
Joining
for
A Stitch in Time
and
 
 
Hugs
Celestina Marie
 
 
 
 


 
 


35 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I absolutely love the black on white pillow cases you made, but I am most intrigued about the broomstick throw you are making. Can you give me more information about the pattern, supplies, etc.?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so talented. Your pillow cases are oh so lovely. The picture your mother made you is beautiful.
I love things that are made - they are so very special and have such meaning.
Have a wonderful day.
Mary

Betty W said...

I am trying to keep moving around now too. I love that pillow case. I have the same lace in my craft box. Did you do the heart embroidery by pattern or just make it up. Would love to make two for myself. Just lovely.

Denise said...

They all look great.

Альбина Рассеина said...

Very beautiful embroidery.

Jan Tanis said...

Oh Celeste, I just love your black and white stitched pillowcases {you know my love of black too}. The 4-seasons piece your mom did is just beautiful, too! Can't wait to see your broomstick stitch throw when it's finished...it's just going to be beautiful, I'm sure. Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your embroidery, and the other things, too. The owl is so cute! It is a very relaxing hobby, and I hope I can perhaps do some embroidery too after my eye OP, that would be great! Hugs, Valerie

Melanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pillow cases, they will be lovely in your room. Love the four seasons piece! I used to cross stitch, and enjoyed it so much. Requires glasses now though! Your Mother has created a beautiful piece, what a lovely treasure to have in your home!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your cases are gorgeous! Your stitches are perfect. Very striking indeed! Love the Seasons piece from your mom is beautiful. The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
I have several embroidered pillowcase, dish towels and all what was popular back then from my Mom and Grandma. They are one of the most precious items from them. :)
*hugs*deb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such pretty pieces, Celeste! I love your pillowcases. I used to do cross-stitch but found once I needed reading glasses it was a bit more difficult to enjoy doing it so I stopped. I do have a couple of pieces that are almost complete and I really should pick it up and finish them.

Melissa Bishop said...

It's all so lovely. Thank you for sharing this with me.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

What sweet pillowcases! So perfect for your bedroom! You did an incredible job on them Celeste. I haven't done any needlework in a long time. It seems everything else is interesting me these days and there just isn't enough time. But my dearest DIL has mentioned wanting to learn how to crochet recently so we may be starting a new adventure soon. I learned from my Mom and she learned from my Grandma.I've got to get my books out to refresh my memory! I used to like to crochet with crochet thread and make fancy doilies but it's all left my head. So I'll be digging in my studio closet for my "manuals"!

Thanks for the extra inspiration! I need it to get going on this.

Blessings & loveknots, Edie Marie

Nancy said...

Good Morning Celeste~
Oh I have to keep my hands busy too. If I don't I feel like I am wasting a big part of me that I enjoy so much and that is creating. Your pieces are sooooo pretty I especially lace the lace on the Pillowcases, I have been looking everywhere fot it. I have that lace(or one very similar to it on some socks that I Love...now I want it for a project.
Have a wonderful day mt sweet friend~
Huggs, Nancy

Donna said...

Your pillowcases are just gorgeous, Celestina! At first I thought you had embroidered them on the machine, and then I realized that you did all of that gorgeous stitching by hand! Wow, that is real talent! And that lace is gorgeous too, so perfect! Love the four seasons that your mom did. I do believe you inherited her creative genes:) Have a great day!

Old Time Cindy said...

Your work on your pillowcases is so pretty! Looks like you are keeping yourself busy this season.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What beautiful pieces! I love the pillow cases with the black. So beautiful.

Mari said...

Oh soooo pretty my dear friend, you are one talented Chica ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

Sola Scriptura said...

You've created such beautiful things! You certainly have been blessed with talent. I'm a knitter, but I've not done broomstick lace. It looks gorgeous!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful pillowcases and I love your mothers wall hanging, such a treasure! ~Diane

Cynthia S. said...

Beautiful work from you and the other ladies! Love it!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful needle work, I love to do it too, my fav thing to do by hand is embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, all that. I totally love the pillow cases and your mom's hanging piece. Happy Valentine's.
FABBY

lynn said...

the pillowcases will look lovely in your bedroom! and you crochet, too?
i tried to crochet...once. it didn't like me:) happy vday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Shut up...YOu stitch and crochet!! OMG, you have endless talent...Those pillow cases are gorgeous!!! Oh as far as what I am working on now...Yep, It is all for the Flea!

CArol

romance-of-roses said...

Your pillow cases are stunning, it's lovely work. Yes, black and white are beautiful together. The trees your sweet mom gave you are also lovely and a real treasure to have. Shirley did a sweet job on the towel but then she always does. That is a pretty soft blue yarn you are using, you always make such pretty things. My mother didn't do much handwork but my grandmother did and I follow in her footsteps. Hugs, Lu

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pillowcases...so pretty. I've been crocheting too...making head wraps with flowers on them for my nieces and great nieces.
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy said...

I adore the black and white and envy the patience it takes to stitch like that - lovely!!

NanaDiana said...

That pillow case is just gorgeous, Celestina Marie! You do beautiful work. I don't do the handwork that I used to. I used to do a lot of cross-stitching and I remember seein that pattern that your Mom did in a book years ago...or something very similar. I did a lot of crewel work, too.

I hope you had a wonderful day. I had our little guy here today and he will be here tomorrow, too. xo Diana

Julie Marie said...

So beautiful Celeste... of course my favorite is the beautiful "Seasons" your mama created... I love that... and all of the memories it carries for you as well... your new afghan is pretty!... I too love to sit and crochet at night or do embroidery... xoxo Julie Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Black and white makes such an elegant statement. I love sewing and lots of different projects, too. I mentioned you on my blog today! Sweet hugs!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Gosh Celestina Marie, I feel like that V-8 commercial when someone gets head slapped...I do stitch work but have Never thought to do it in black on white. It's Beautiful! It's just beautiful! Thank you for passing along the idea.

Blondie's Journal said...

It's so nice to meet you, Celeste! And thanks so much for stopping by with a very sweet comment! I had a peek at your shop, beautiful things and I love your artwork, the painting of the roses is absolutely gorgeous! And I like the blue ball jar, I'll keep my mind on that for the lakehouse we have in Michigan. What part did you grow up in? It must have been a big change when you moved to Texas! lol! I also loved the tour of your studio, so sweet and I can see why it inspires you to create.

Thank you for sharing your mother's needlework. I love to cross stitch and have made a few samplers. I'd like to get back to it. I learned to knit when I was about 10 years old (with broom stick needles!). And then over the years I let it go. I needed someone to help me with my mistakes and I knew no one who could knit!

I'm looking forward to seeing the throw when you finish it...I'm sure it would look pretty in my blue bedroom at the lake! :)

XO,
Jane

Jeannette said...

oooh,i looove your embrodery,the pillow case its soo wonderful,i loove the owl and the magic heart,you so talendet,i love your works and your blog,this is a beautiful hobby,full of harmony.

Greetings Jeannette

Createology said...

Celestina Marie your stitchwork in black on the white pillowcases is sew beautiful. The vintage lace really adds the finishing touch. Your mother's "Four Seasons" stitching is an amazing heirloom. I love how the trees are each unique. Your style and home are pure bliss. Divine Delights Dear...

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love your pillowcases! They are too pretty to sleep on lol! That owl is awfully cute too. I love that you featured your mom's cross stitch picture in a simple black frame. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

Laurie Ritchey said...

So many talents, and put to such beautiful uses. Those pillowcases are gorgeous. I sure wish you could bottle up just a smidgen of your creativity to send to me. laurie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..