Sunday, March 28, 2010

Renee At Play….

Remember Renee from Salt Spring Island. (The Shower Lurker…sorry Renee, but that’s how my followers know you….) She left for home earlier this month with this little wool pattern all glued together..ready for her stitches….

Now Renee has NEVER worked with wool and from what I understand she has just done a little bit of sewing…Renee is a potter.  She and her husband had a very successful pottery business on Salt Spring Island and they have just recently retired.


The pattern that Renee cut out is called ‘Sunflower and Bittersweet’ and I bought it at the Country Loft, in La Mesa…and YES they have an online shop!!P1060636

Here is Renee’s version after stitching it down on the black wool…


Gorgeous, isn’t it?!


She added embroidery to give each petal and leaf giving them dimension and life!

Now look at the sunflower!!  I can see the artist in Renee coming out in a new form!




I can’t wait to stitch my own!!  Thanks so much for the inspiration, Renee!!  I bet JoAnn and Kathy at the Country Loft will be swamped with orders for this pattern! 

So all this from someone who has NEVER worked with wool!!  Incredible!  Renee REALLY has wool fever now!!  She has been busy visiting all the thrift shops on Salt Spring Island looking for wool jackets, pants, skirts and blankets and is even talking about dyeing wool!!   AND of course she is also talking about her next project!!

RENEE, I THINK IT IS TIME TO START BLOGGING!!  Inquiring minds want to know!

Have a super Sunday and Happy Quilting!


Laurie said...

Paulette!~ You are so inspiring!! I love how you've met Renee and introduced the world of wool to her :) It's great! And yes, Renee - you'll have to jump into the world of blogging - especially now that you are retired and able to explore all sorts of forms of art! AND meet some many wonderful people - just like Paulette :)

I'm off now to the Country Loft online to see what goodies they may have - thanks for the link :)

Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

WoolenSails said...

That is a gorgeous pattern and Renee did a beautiful job on her stitching and color choices, I love it. I think she has the hang of it on the first try.


Maggey and Jim said...

You are absolutely right..She is really thinking out of the box and what a beautiful job.. We want to see more,,

Colleen said...

Renee, it is beautiful! I caught wool fever back about 6 years ago and I haven't stopped since :o) Paulette, you are a great inspiration!

quiltmom said...

Paulette and Renee,
It is a beautiful sunflower - well done- I love all the additional details you have added to make it your own. Isn't that what is great about quilting- the unique things we add to make the design ones own.
I have resisted getting into wool but I do admire other people's work.
Paulette- you will have to connect her with Kim's blog - she was talking about wool the other day.
Have a great week.

Cardygirl said...

What a stunning flower- Renee has done a beautiful job , inspired by you!

Renee said...

THANK YOU Paulette!!! & everyone for their comments and encouragement. Oh I really will have to start blogging! The big question is...should I call my blog..."Renee at Play" or...(drum roll please!) "The Shower Lurker"!!!

Elyte said...

Renee really has brought that block to life. It is beautiful. The Shower Lurker is an interesting name but the blogging censors may come lurking to investigate. A friend in Tasmania recently blogged about some wool projects she bought locally and is sending me some to play with. May come back to you for some advice.

Guðrún said...

Yes this is awesome and if she is going to continue sewing she will have to blog about it.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Renee has done a fabulous piece of work! Yes to doing a blog, More power to her! I would love her to show us her pots too!

Julia said...

Wow Renee has done a wonderful job, it is beautiful! I think i could quite easliy catch wool fever too!
Love that block..
Julia ♥

Allie said...

Wow, yes she is an artist - what a lovely job she did!

Margaret said...

A very inspirational post, loved the choice of colour and textures, combined with the detailed stitching.

QuiltSue said...

Are you SURE she's never done this before? It's fantastic.