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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank you, Karen!

Good morning,

I was the lucky winner of Karen Ruane's Contemporary Embroidery give away!

Click here to visit her blog and see her beautiful work.
I opened the package from Karen and inside were these beautiful embroidered "beads."
Aren't they wonderful!
I am thinking of using them on a crocheted evening bag.  I'll take them with me when we go to sea soon and work on a design where they will be prominently displayed.
So, thank you again, Karen.   I hope everyone will stop over and see you.

Very best,

 Lois

23 comments:

Sherry said...

Wow! What beautiful, detailed work. I took a look at her blog. A very talented lady.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on your win. She does very unique work.

Happy Days said...

What beautiful embriodered beads! They are soo pretty. I can see them on a pretty white cotton laced dress with the beads as buttons and a purse to match!! Very talented person Karen is!! Will check out her blog now...debbie

Lois said...

Congrats! They are so beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! talk about craftsmanship!

Lois said...

It's me again Lois! I just came across a pic similar to one you posted last month on another blog I follow. Here is the link: http://libertydailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/09/beware-giant-duck.html

Mama-Bug said...

Absolutely beautiful work. Can't wait to see your evening bag when you finish it.

Maple Lane said...

They are beautiful and I hope you'll share the finished project.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That takes some tiny needles to do that...

Michele said...

What fun mail! They are lovely :-)

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I'm sure you'll make a wonderful work with this beads.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Congrats!

Bill S. said...

Those are fantastic art work. You are one lucky girl.

karen said...

you are very welcome!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one.

VP said...

I am not an expert, but it looks a wonderful work. You were lucky to get them!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful beads, someone is very talented!~\

Jenny said...

How beautiful! I can't wait to see how you use them. If you ever find yourself with an extra day in Tampa and want to have lunch, let me know. :-)

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, I feel so very lucky to have won the prize of the beads. I have many thoughts of how to use them going through the ol' brain. When we get settled on the ship, I'll start doing more detailed planning.

Lois - I went over and saw the picture of the duckie on the roof of the other blog. I also am following over there. ;) The picture was taken going the opposite direction on I-71, but it's the same duckie!

Jenny, thanks so much for the invitation. Right now the itinerary doesn't go to Tampa, but you never know during hurricane season. We get to go to other ports when we are avoiding hurricanes. :)

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments. And, thanks again, Karen, for those pretty beads.

Lois

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Very nice, Lois.

Kelly said...

...beautiful!! With your skills, you will be able to put them to good...and beautiful...use. The evening purse sounds like the perfect thing for them.

Elaine said...

Lucky you to win such beautiful embroidered beads! I can't wait to see how you use them.

EG Wow said...

Her work is gorgeous!