Thursday, June 3, 2010

A French hornbook from Francoise!

Earlier today when I was cleaning out some of my old emails, I found one from Francoise from France who sent me a photo of her Quaker Hornbook back in March. I don't know how I missed posting it earlier. (Francoise was so sweet when I wrote her to let her know my faux pas.)

Francoise created a delightful tone-on-tone version. She used a 40-count linen and an overdyed silk thread. Francoise told me she also stitched the other design in the package and made it into a pillow. (Maybe she'll send in a photo of the pillow also.)
Here is an enlargement of Francoise's hornbook so that you can better see her stitching.
Francoise's name may sound familiar to you because I've shown other examples of her beautiful workmanship earlier. Just type her name in the google search engine on the left sidebar of this page, and you can see more examples of wonderful work.

Francoise, as always, your work is wonderful! C'est magnifique! Thanks for sharing (and also for being so understanding about my faux pas.)


Nancy said...

This is very pretty! Since this is stitched in pink I am guessing this is the same Francoise I am friends with, and if so, her personality is as sweet as her work is beautiful!

Vivi said...

Francoise has such a great taste, any work of her is a chef d'oeuvre !

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

That is so gorgeous!!! Must still have good eye sight or great lighting to stitch this...very nice!

Deb said...

I admire anyone that can stitch tone on tone. I would probably go blind, but it's such a wonderful finish!

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous :)

Caroline said...

How gorgeous! I just love it!

Fran├žoise said...

Thank you very much my dear Ellen for your words and thanks my friends for yours sweet comments
It was a pleasure to stitch them
Best regards