Monday, April 20, 2015

Traveling Pattern Winner, Decorative Thimble Exchange CLOSED, Lady and the Unicorn "Smell"

The winner of the Shakespeare's Peddler pattern is

Jamie from Cricket-bug Corner

I've e-mailed Jamie for her address, the pattern will go out as soon as I hear from her. - CONGRATS, JAMIE!!

The Decorative Thimble Exchange is now closed. We have 18 participants from all over the world! I'll be sending out emails today to everyone so they can get their thimbles packed up and shipped off to their partners.

** PLEASE NOTE**  I had several responses from 'no-reply bloggers'. I tried to reach out to them, but was unsuccessful. If you responded you wanted to participate, and didn't receive an email today from me with your partner's name, I'm so very sorry I wasn't able to accommodate. 
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Have you heard of the Cluny Tapestries? The Lady and the Unicorn? They are gorgeous - and I've always been drawn to them. Of course, I find the history or story behind why they were created intriguing, which make them even more attractive to me. Unfortunately, it remains a mystery, but there's a great write up about each tapestry here.

In short, there are six tapestries that tell the story of the Lady and the Unicorn and they now hang in the Cluny Museum in Paris. Each tapestry represents each of the 5 senses - Taste, Touch, Smell, Sound and Sight. The sixth tapestry is known as "To My One Desire" because of the words woven into it.

This one is known as "Smell".  It's from a Dimensions kit. Measuring 16 x 20 inches, it's now been blocked and in my hands to finish off.  I have two complimentary pieces, "Sound" and  "To My One Desire" that need to be blocked - I'll post when they're off the blocking board.


"The lady is making a bridal crown of carnations, the flower of betrothals. This lady must think she is sure to catch her unicorn if she was already making her crown." (From Tracy Chevalier's website here).

Please pop over to Super Mom - No Cape blog to take a peek at her Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party. LOTS of creative ideas.

16 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the thimble exchange.Beautiful piece of stitching....

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  2. I've always loved those tapestries.

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  3. Beautiful tapestry. I hope you have somewhere appropriate to display it - maybe a castle wall?!

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  4. What a beautiful piece of work. So many tiny stitches! Are they going to be framed? Just lovely! :) x

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  5. I'll start looking for a special thimble now

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  6. Kim, this tapestry is amazing! Wow.

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  7. Oh Kim! I cannot wait to see all three!!! Wow!

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  8. YAAAAA That's me!!! Thanks so much!! Love the tapestry!!

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  9. This tapestry is gorgeous and the colours so pretty

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  10. Congrats to the lucky winner and love the tapestry,a lot of work has gone into that,hope you have a lovely day Kim xx

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  11. You inspired me to hunt out my charts for the Cluny Tapestries and then to catalogue my charts properly for the first time in 20 years! Thank you.
    Your's is beautiful and will look amazing all framed/mounted.

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  12. Incredibly beautiful needlepoint. I used to do a lot of needlepoint back in the dark ages. This piece almost makes me want to take it up again!

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  13. Beautiful needlepoint! Can't wait to see all three :D

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  14. OM MY GOODNESS! I have one of these tapestries that my mom needlepointed. I need to find it!
    Yours tapestry is stunning and beautiful. That must have taken a long time to finish. I will look at the links you provided to read more on the charts.
    Thank you for sharing. love Annette

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  15. Love this beutiful work.
    Hugs

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