Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More on A Work'd Pocketbook ...

Judging from comments left both on this blog and on the With My Needle Facebook page, many of you are in awe of Yuka’s beautiful work, particularly the 7000 plus queen stitches on A Work’d Pocketbook.

Zeena, who I affectionately call, “my lady of quotes”, often sends me wonderful verses and quotes for my newsletter, With My Needle and Pen. The other day she sent me this quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow which seems so perfect to use now: Perseverance is a great element of success. One really does need to persevere in order to do all the queen stitches necessary on A Work’d Pocketbook…but ah, the happiness of success! What an accomplishment!

I thought you might enjoy seeing photos of the antique pocketbook that inspired my project. The only personalization is the two initials cross stitched on the lining. Who was "M E"? Don't you want to know? I know I do.

3 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

That is gorgeous...no wonder you were so inspired! And yes, Yuko's work is absolutely divine...I happened on some of her finishes through another blogger. She is one talented little lady!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Margaret said...

Oh Ellen! Thanks so much for showing us the pocketbook that inspired your design. I love seeing the pictures! It's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing us this pocket
Hugs
françoise