Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Keeping this blog online

Hello to anyone out there who reads this blog!  I haven't added to my peacock collection since my last post here, but I don't want to delete the blog because it has been inactive!  So this post is just to keep it going until I get some more peacock things to photograph and post.

If you want to see other peoples' collections of decorative peacocks, go to Pinterest and look for peacocks.  There must be thousands of other people who love these birds, because there is so much demand for anything that resembles them :-)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Embroidered tea towel, lovely fabric.

Nearly two years since my last post here!  I didn't realise it had been so long since I posted anything, but as I haven't acquired any peacock themed items up until recently, there hasn't been anything to post.  But now there is.  A machine embroidered teatowel bought at a local gift shop:

And some scraps of fabric a friend gave me, that was left over from a project she had finished.

It is about time I did something with all my fabrics....

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Beaded Shawl.

One of the members of the Embroiderers Guild was at the talk about embroidered peacocks that I presented a few months ago.  She came up to me today  and gave me this stunning beaded shawl.  She inherited it from a well-travelled friend, and although she doesn't know where her friend got it, I am guessing it might be from India.  Here are some photos - one of the full length, and one closer up.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Peacock comic strip.

I suppose I could get into trouble, posting this on my blog, but's not doing any harm, and I am not claiming it to be my own work - far from it!   It was published on a Melbourne newspaper comic strip page a few weeks ago, and I laughed myself silly over it.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Embroidered peacocks presentation.

I don't know if anyone is reading this blog any more.  I haven't heard from my old friend Lakshmi in India for months, and I really miss reading her blog, which is now closed to all but a selected few readers.  I know she was having problems with spammers and other nuisances, so I don't blame her for shutting the door.
Anyway, for those who are still around here, I presented a talk about my embroidered peacocks at the Embroiderers Guild of Vic. today, and it was very well received.  I have posted details on my other stitching blog, but decided to post the photos of the display here as well.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beautiful fabric panel.

There is an incredible amount of patchwork fabric available featuring peacocks, and I have a few metres of different fabrics, but when I saw this panel on an Etsy site (or was it eBay?  I get those two mixed up), I simply had to buy it.  I'm already thinking about what I'll do with it - it will be a wall hanging or throw, with the panel surrounded by borders of peacock feather fabrics and matching colours. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Beaded Peacock scarf

I work in an opportunity shop in Eltham, one day a week.  Today this scarf was in a box of donated clothes, and the manager brought it out to show me.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  I'm sure if I hadn't been there today, and the scarf had been put out on the shelves, it would have been snapped up by a customer!