Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vacation & Blackwork Dancer

Just a quick note to let you know I won't be posting for another week or so. We are on vacation, driving up the Coast. We are in Oregon now, heading to Washington tomorrow. Then to Vancouver and East through the Canadian Rockies to Lake Louise & Banff. Then back to Reno for a couple of days and then to Las Vegas for the winter.

In the meantime, here is my Blackwork Dancer. She is adapted from a circus poster of an acrobat. Turned her upside down and she became a dancer. I did this about 20 years ago. At that time there were no circular blackwork patterns so I had to invent them. I had a good time with it and she won a ribbon in a needlework exhibit in San Diego.


Oriana said...

Dear Liz, what you do I open my heart.
You are very good and you have so many ideas, keep it up. I envy your long trips, I was in the U.S. in June and for me it was great, unfortunately the weather was bad, we will return next year.

Also Italy is very beautiful, I hope that you and your husband someday to see

ciao for Italy


Love to Stitch 99 said...


Wow, that is a wonderful piece. Love your choices of blackwork stitches.

You are really great at this.

Have fun during your vacation.

Pierrette =^..^=

Anonymous said...

What an amazing piece! It could have been done last week, not 20 years ago. I wish I had any stitched piece 20 years old that looked as fresh today.

Catherine of Russian Blackwork said...

Hello, Liz!
I found the pic of your dancer at Google and licked it very much!
I run a studio that creats modern blackwork designs.
I'd like to learn more abour you and your Blackwork. If you dont mind a chat, please drop me a line.