Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD Corn and Pepper Muffins and wonderful embroideries




Dear friends, I spent all day trying to figure out an estimate for a group of liturgical vestments and the muffins really were forgotten somewhere !
But they where certainly enjoied..maybe to much (!)
This week I thank Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake who chose the recipe for this week and will post the recipe.
I realized that I never shared any of the 'fili' (threads) with you and I loved so much these embroideries that here is one !

OK OK when I wrote this post I was very tired and didn't explain myself well...: this is some wonderful work of art of neapolitan nuns ( Clarisse ) made in the beginning of the 1800 that maybe I'll have the chance to restore for an exibition that will be in July. I think that if I was able to embroider so well ....I'll put you some more photographs so you will see why they need me !





This is a Dalmatica (I forgot the name in English)



And this is a detail of its sleeve if you look closely you notice that the textile is very fragile and has been roughly sawn together with an horrible cross stitch !

17 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your muffins look great and your embroidery looks wonderful. Wow!

shellyfish said...

Your embroidery is amazing, Natalia! I am blown away by how beautiful this is! I feel like such a beginner next to you!

The Blonde Duck said...

You've been busy! Everything is beautiful!

Lillian said...

The muffins look good, but that embroidery is amazing!

Leslie said...

Beautiful embroidery! Oh, yes, the muffins look awesome, too! :-)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Very elaborate embroideries, lovely.

n.o.e said...

Thanks for sharing the embroidery with us - it's beautiful. And glad you enjoyed the muffins!
Nancy

bice2007 said...

Ciao Natalia,
è bellissimo questo lavoro!!!
Hai fatto bene a condivederlo con noi.
Ma è un restauro di un tessuto antico?

Dee said...

Wait, you made that? Wow, that's truly amazing. To say I'm impressed would be an understatement.

Cathy said...

The embroidery is gorgeous, Natalia -- wow!! I am so glad that you enjoyed these muffins!

n.o.e said...

Well, even restoring something so beautiful takes some wonderful talent with a needle and thread. Thank you for adding more pictures.
Nancy

shellyfish said...

I think it's even more exciting that you may be working to restore this, Natalia! To have a hand in the history of such a garment is amazing!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

That's some majestic embroidery....and the muffins look great, too!

Leslie said...

I stand my my comment...you wouldn't be entrusted with such beautiful embroidered pieces if you were only good at restoring, but not at embroidering as well!

Lien said...

HOw lovely to see what you're up to when not in the kitchen :-), I think it's a wonderful thing to be able to restore these beautiful old things! Great job.

Jude said...

Mmm could use a few of these right now to go with soup

Ivy said...

I used to embroid when I was younger but I don't have the patience any more. Your muffins sound great.