Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A finish!!! (edited for clarity)

Some little few weeks back Kootooyoo came up with a plan. A cunning plan to do a blog redwork quilt. She had 5 bazillion pieces of edged cloth that were distributed among 5 bazillion of her best friends and one came to live up here on the hill.

The brief was to create a design in redwork. A design of all of my very ownsome. Somewhat daunting. But then my favourite quote came to mind. That rather special Baudelaire number that speaks to my heart and also I think the hearts of many bloggers.
"A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness."
At which point the memory of a picture I quite liked hidden in the depths of one of the Donkey sketch pads sprang to mind. Add in a few flower/tree-type things and then we have my finished piece. Wanna see?
It is a little bit wrinkly around the edges but I guess any of us would be had we spent several weeks crammed into an embroidery hoop ;-) The angle of the picture is a little wonky but as a piece of work I am really pleased with how it came out and have loved having the opportunity to take part. Thanks a million Kootooyoo for letting me join in with your gang and take part.

EDIT!
dear Bloggers, I have reviewed the above post with particular reference to the seventh sentence of the second paragraph.
"At which point the memory of a picture I quite liked hidden in the depths of one of the Donkey sketch pads sprang to mind."
On reflection and rereading the above seventh sentence of the second paragraph I will clarify for those unsure that while the sketch pads may be called 'Donkey' ones they in fact house several many different types of creature, most notably giraffes, cows, my assistant and some monkeys and (of course) a rhino.

I do hope this has relieved the brain ache of anyone attempting to track down the scientific names of the totally mythological rhinodonkey.


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That just sparked something. Rhino. Donkey. RhinoDonkey. Rhinestone. Donkey. RhinstoneDonkey. ELVIS DONKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(all my thought processes are equally simple and disturbing;-)

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, love the quote and the artwork, altho surely that is a rhino, not a donkey, LOL!

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  2. That's going to be a fabulous quilt!

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  3. Love the quote - not heard it before.

    Surely that's a rhino? Or are there horned donkeys and no one told me????

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  4. Oooooh, I LOVE it! I love that saying and the adorable embroidery that you put with it. I think there is help for those disturbing thoughts, but I hope you don't see it!

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  5. I love the picture, the quote, the font...all of it!

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  6. Hooray for disturbing thought processes... resulted in some nifty stitchin'

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  7. I think you did a fantastic job!

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  8. Insane but totally brilliant woman!!!!!

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  9. Elvis donkey....bring on Elvis donkey

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  10. Lovely piece of work. My friend called her cat Rhino . . . caused much hilarity when she was calling for her to come indoors at night!

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  11. Yay!!! You finished it....and it's looking totally fab! Feeling very priveleged for having seen the amazingly fine quality of your stitchery close too and in real life :)

    xxx

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  12. ....and I've seen the Donkey sketch pads in all their crazy wonderfulness :)

    Now feeling rather smug!

    xxx

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  13. Gorgeous stitching, bu they, I want to see Elvis Donkey. Ah ha huh.

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  14. Absolutely wonderful.

    I am loving the idea of an Elvis Donkey. Is he here yet? (Or has he left the building?;))

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