Saturday, February 12, 2011

a little love for you...

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just a small cloth, a little bit of love stitched up this week. jude has been stitching lots of hearts lately, and she has inspired me to try one of my own. a heart of silk and wool, reminiscent of the danish christmas hearts we make (my viking heart, perhaps?) nestled on a turbulent ocean of blue silk, cotton and linen. frayed bits of hand dyed silk create froth and foam atop the pitching waves. and a few words to bring it all together (west coast love, as margie so succintly put it).

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in the spirit of that sentimental holiday approaching, i'd like to give this one away. please leave a comment before monday, february 14, at 5pm pst, if you would like a little piece to remind you of your love for the sea. it has a small grommet and a twist of wool for hanging. or use it as a bookmark. or just for holding. it measures 4.5" x 9.5". i will use the random number generator to pick someone, and notify in a follow-up post.

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wishing you warms hearts this weekend. the gloom yesterday has carried over into a heavy deluge through the night and this morning. my plans for going out and getting some stuff done are fighting against my urges to curl up on the couch with some stitching or a book.

*Comments are now closed. I will announce the winner tomorrow! Thanks to all who entered.*

27 comments:

Caitlin said...

what a prettty little bookmark, and a sweet giveaway :) it is blizzard weather here so i too hope to curl up on the couch :)

thanks for sharing your work!

Chelsea said...

This is a sweet one. We are moving to Calgary in the near future, away from this Wild Island, and this little marker would be the perfect reminder of my love for the sea!

Tara said...

Seriously?! It's beautiful. I grew up in Newfoundland but now find myself far away from the ocean. It would definitely become my new favourite bookmark. have a great weekend, k.

Netta said...

so great! your viking heart in the swirling ocean is so familier, with a touch of wild!

kimber said...

What a beautiful bookmark to warm the heart on a cold and stormy night!

Megan said...

Very pretty! I do LOVE the sea and feel blessed to see it everyday!!

Claire said...

ooooooh... from one ocean soul to another. It would decorate our wee boatie with the spirit of the sea!

I love your work Kristy. One day I will have to come up to Courtney an meet ya in person ;)

Lene L N fra Tyskland said...

Oh, I would love it. You know I would :-)

Lene L N fra Tyskland said...

Hmmm, my flickrstream wan't posted. I'll just try again :-)

Cozy Memories said...

oh, Kristin, what an amazing bookmark you've stitched
it really looks so realistic, the foam takes my breath away !
the sea (the Mediterranean one) is only but 25 minutes by car from here. I haven't been there in a while, and boy do I miss it. Can't wait for hubby to be less busy with work so we can all enjoy the sea before the winter is over.
thank you very much for this lovely giveaway !
have a great weekend xoxo

Margie Oomen said...

okay i was just waiting a bit to be number 11 .
i love this piece so much and if i have even a little chance of wining i want to give it my best effort.
But low and behold my word verification is psycho.
No I am not kidding:)

kate said...

So pretty, and so perfect for those of us who feel so connected to the ocean.

dawn said...

How lovely! I am just in love with your work. I was going to say "especially your plush" but that isn't true, I love all of it equally. I've not followed your blog very long but really enjoy your posts and photographs. I'm just outside of Seattle and we don't get to the shore often enough.

oh, btw, have your sent in an entry for PLUSH YOU! You really should, it isn't too far to travel and your work would be a shoe-in!

Danielle said...

This is so pretty!!!

Rachel said...

Ooohh, a chance to win a small piece of your stitchery (until I can afford one of your larger pieces!)...I'm up for that! This is a beautiful piece K...perfect for reminding those of us who don't have the luxury of living near the ocean, the power and beauty of it. Thanks for offering it.

Debbie said...

WOW. It's so I really like the different textures.

Geninne said...

It's so beautiful! I'd love to see this every day on my inspiration board :)

terri said...

what a great idea, and of course, I would love something to remind me of your beautiful coast. Mind you, I have that wonderful wall hanging of Pt. Holmes you did, to look at everyday for my reminder.

Hege said...

Beautiful!
I lived my the sea when I ws young, and I miss it. Living by a lake just is not the same ;)

Mona said...

Such beautiful stitching! Love the sea too :) Your blog is also very beautiful, wonderful pictures, I'm going to see it all through!

tastykaeru said...

My own viking heart is feeling all of your beautiful work. This piece is so lovely - the foam is perfect!

Kate x

idle hands said...

What beautiful work, once again Kristy, I had to share it on my facebook page before I even realized you are giving this away! You are so sweet and talented...Always inspiring. Happy Valentine's Day! Sam

Anonymous said...

Hi K, I sure do love the sea.. and the mountain. It sure was fun snowboarding with you yesterday!!

Rosina said...

Lovely work, as always :)

TheDaintyDish.tumblr.com said...

This is SO beautiful! I absolutely love it.

aRtcHixX said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I wanted to leave a comment on a few of your blog posts. I ♥ this book mark SO much! I'm a fan of sewing/quilting/hand embroidery & more ... PLUS, the sea is my ideal place for everything: inspiration, relaxation, fun & memories!
I came across your blog while pinning my night away & have started going through your blog from day 1. I've pinned a few of your amazing photographs & your stuffed whales. I made sure to add a link in the comment part to your etsy store if it was a past creature for sale. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent & creative genius with everyone. I get so inspired from finds like these & love Pinterest for helping me locate blogs & other creative beings that I might not have come across prior!

aRtcHixX said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I wanted to leave a comment on a few of your blog posts. I ♥ this book mark SO much! I'm a fan of sewing/quilting/hand embroidery & more ... PLUS, the sea is my ideal place for everything: inspiration, relaxation, fun & memories!
I came across your blog while pinning my night away & have started going through your blog from day 1. I've pinned a few of your amazing photographs & your stuffed whales. I made sure to add a link in the comment part to your etsy store if it was a past creature for sale. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent & creative genius with everyone. I get so inspired from finds like these & love Pinterest for helping me locate blogs & other creative beings that I might not have come across prior!