Sunday, October 03, 2010


This is also on my linens blog, but being peacocks, I had to post it here as well.
I already have another cloth embroidered with exactly the same design, but in different colours. Sadly, this one has quite a bit of damage around the edges, so I may cut it up and use it for a patchwork project.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another tiny peacock, from a friend.

This was sent to me along with a fabric postcard, from Sheila in Scotland. The postcard was for a birthday postcard swap we are in, and she sent the little peacock as an extra gift because she knows I love peacocks. Isn't it sweet!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Crazy Patchwork Peacock completed.

Well here it is, finally finished with backing and binding - thanks to a dear friend who is much better than me at those finishing touches! She had some orange scraps which looked much better than the fabric I was going to use. You can click on the image for a close up view.
I had such fun doing this. People kept giving me stuff to put on it. There are two ear-rings found at op shops: one on the top left hand corner, attached to the peacock feather fabric, and the other on the purple patch near the top. A friend gave me the tiny peacock charm in the bottom left hand corner, which is attached to a bed of ribbony stuff that someone else gave me because the colours reminded her of my block. The turquoise tatting under the buttons was given to me by a member of our Guild, and the buttons and other bling have been collected along the way.

One day I'll do another one of these blocks, as I have some more Peacock fabric in a different pattern and colourway. I still have lots of bling left over that I can use!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The tiniest Peacock!

I've already posted this on my other blog, but it really belongs here!
I borrowed a book from the library, called "Miniature Embroidery for the Victorian Dolls' House". It has the cutest tiny designs in embroidery, cross stitch and patchwork, and among them was this little peacock which was supposed to be for a folding or pole screen in a dolls house. The design is from a panel in the collection of the Rochester Museum. I've never had a dolls house, and am not likely to have one in the foreseeable future, but I just had to stitch this peacock before returning the book!

Friday, February 26, 2010

My Peacock Crazy patchwork block

I started this last year when I got hooked onto crazy patchwork, but I had so many other things to do that it didn't get finished. But this year is to be my year of finishing UFOs, and this block was high on the list of priorities. All I have to do is a tad more embellishing, and the border and backing, and it's done.