Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! I don't have much of a stitching update to show, since I'm still slowly hand quilting my Friendship Album sampler.
But I wanted to share some hand made glass treasures that I found on a recent trip to Montreal.
The second type of hand work that captured my interest was mosaic tiles on cemetery headstones. One of my friends is very interested in old headstones so we spent time at the Notre Dame des Neiges cemetery. It was so lovely and peaceful, with bike and walking paths.
I thought I would spend time hand stitching but I became captured by the amazing tile work I found. Imagine these artists picking up every little piece of tile (like we do scraps of fabric or bits of wool or beads) and placing it into the mosaic in just the right place to create the image. It fascinated me.
Just look at this one. In the background alone were multiple intricate images created with tiny pieces of glass and stone tiles. And the gold work was also unbelievable in this piece. I just couldn't stop looking at this and wish I had the time and resources to fully research these amazing works of art... that have NO NAMES on them! Don't you wonder who made these amazing works of art?
And now it's back to reality and my own hand work project. There will be no glass work for me, just my needles and thread!
So what are you hand stitching today?
Link up your blog post or your instagram below and share what you are working on.