Thursday, November 19, 2009

Splurge!

I had to do it.
I've lusted after these little beauties ever since Maureen Greeson put them up on her website.
And now they are mine all mine....

They are Kensitas Vintage Flower Silks and you can find them here at Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

Here is a close-up....

I left this picture pretty big, so if you click on it you'll be able to see the detail...it's all in the weave. Astounding! The lupine is 2" X 2 1/2".

I've been under the weather and under the gun both this week, so I don't have a Flower #24 finished...next week, hopefully!

20 comments :

sparklyrockgirl said...

Allie

I have an almost complete set of these too - they were collected by my grandmother from cigarette packets. I have been thinking of trying to incorporate them into a piece of needlework. They really are lovely.

Alison

Guildford, UK

Denise Felton said...

OMG! Gorgeous! I am so jealous!

Marty52 said...

Beautiful, Allie! I can see you having a grand time with those. Do feel better and don't push too much, 'K?

Raspberry said...

Oh, WOW. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

Debra said...

Those are the same style of flowers I have been thinking about doing something with in 2010. Maybe we can have Flower Power together!

Conni said...

They are just beautiful - and you will do something amazingly creative with them, I'm sure!

Hope you feel better, soon.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have a few of these too and they ARE gorgeous. If I ever get time to finish up my year long pieces from SharonB's challenge a couple of years ago, I'll be posting a picture of how I used them.
Hope you feel better soon!

Pam Kellogg said...

Oooh! I am heading over there now! So pretty!

Aida Costa said...

Oh my goodness those are beautiful. I'll love to try my hand at embroidering something like that. They look so vibrant!

Nellie's Needles said...

Those are real beauties! Hope you feel better.

Karol said...

These are beautiful. Feel better soon.

Rian said...

Those are so pretty--they look like flower seed packets in the top photo. Hope you are feeling better.

Bobbi Pohl said...

These look embroidered in the pictures. Are they pictures of embroidery on silk? Either way, they are exquistite. And I'll bet they are healing, too. Hope so.

Judy S. said...

Wow, Allie, these are SO pretty! Hope you are feeling much better today. Did you see that I got my purse with "your" fabric back? Now to put it together.....

Summerset said...

Good for you! They're beautiful and I know it is such a treat for you to have them.

Granny Fran said...

They are luscious and even I couldd embellish a crazy quilt with them, without trying to hold an embroidery needle in my no-grip hands.

Marsha said...

They're sooo pretty. They glow!

Jean said...

The flowers are lovely... are they hand made or by machine? So tiny... whatever are you going to do with them?
Hope that your Thanks Giving was wonderful... our's was great... a bit of a handful...(we had all 3 grandkids...ages 4,2,1 to tend for 2 weeks) but it was enjoyable!

Plays with Needles said...

still my beating heart! The lupine is TDF!!!

Anonymous said...

If you want some of these see

www.kensitasflowers.co.uk

I always have some loose ones for sale from $1.00

raywilms@btinternet.com