mercoledì, maggio 24, 2006

Week-end's pictures

Last Saturday my best friend got married. She didn't get married in a church so we went to the town hall because she wanted to get married at the registry office. The town hall in Florence is Palazzo Vecchio, near the Uffizi.

Here are the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio:

Here I'm in front of Palazzo Vecchio:

The ceremony was in a beautiful hall, called "the red hall". In fact the room was furnished with red velvet. It was the bedroom of Cosimo I dei Medici. Medici was an important family of Florence.

And this is the rings pillow I stitched and sewed for the wedding:

I decided to try silk ribbon and I used Victoria Clayton's silks. It's my first experiment and I'm quite happy how it turned out. She didn't want a cross stitch pillow and this is the idea I had for the pillow. I hope she liked it!

Sunday I could stitch and I decided to pull out an UFO. It's The Stitcher, a pattern by Homespun Elegance that I started stitching last year as SAL with Veronica, an Italian friend. We decided to change the original colours and threads of the pattern to try new and different fibers.
For example I decided to use some colours I had received by PawPrint when I was subscribed to the Fiber Fenzy Club.

Here is my progress:

I worked on the Flip-It too. I realized that I had used a wrong colour for the carrot's background, so I unstitched and I stitched it again.

I also decided to start stitching the sixth Christmas ornament of the year. June has not arrived yet but I think that I'll not be able to stitch the August ornament so I could stitch the August one during these months.

A very small progress:

7 commenti:

Svenja ha detto...

That's a beautiful place to marry. And the ring pillow is gorgeous!

Isabelle ha detto...

Hi Bea, the cushion you stitched for your best friend is gorgeous. And what an amazing place to get married in!!

Love your "Stitcher" as well. Hugs!

Ulla ha detto...

A beautiful room for a marriage,in red and gold and the lovely ribbon embroidery on the pillow for the rings.I always had done some embroidery but only a little one to test.You really did a veru good work.

I have been in Florence for 2 1/2 hours so we visited Ponte Veccio and the Oficium??? sorry for the bad spelling.

Have a nice weekend

Sari ha detto...

Hi Bea!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome to Finland! Funny, I am coming to Italy with my husband on summer :) We are traveling in Lake Garda. Your ring pillow is really gorgeus!

Katrina ha detto...

Hi Bea, congratulations to your friends on their marriage. the ring pillow is just beautiful, a lovely piece of stitching :) enjoy the rest of your week

Racaire ha detto...

Your ring pillow is wonderful!

AnneS ha detto...

What wonderful pictures of your friend's wedding - and of you :D The Registry Office looks stunning! And your ring pillow looks exquisite - you did an awesome job :D (Sorry for the late comment - I'm still trying to catch up with blogs from weeks ago!)