Wednesday, October 29

tree of life


i have been watching out my window each day as the leaves have turned their autumn colors and begun to fall. with a hundred trees in the park behind my house it is quite the show. the late afternoon light has a golden glow to it reflecting off all the colors in the leaves. a little stack of wool on my desk just became this needle book. i wasn't even thinking about what i was sewing and then there it was. this delicate tree with leaves of many colors and shimmering silver fruit. i embroidered tiny seed beads on the leaves and added two of my favorite vintage glass beads for fluttery leaves high in the tree.



i love how the seed beads along the binding turned out. i made this needle book for my sisters birthday this week and felt such joy giving it to her. i know she will keep it always.
enjoy the leaves swirling outside your window and the lovely warmth of this autumn afternoon. julie

12 comments:

KarenB said...

It is so lovely!

Victoria said...

O your book is lovely - great work!

dede warren said...

What a sweet thought gift Julie. I love your attention to detail.

Jenn said...

How lovely - the beads on the binding are wonderful! We had snow here yesterday in Canada... and school bus cancellations...all of our leaves aren't quite off the trees and we had a snow storm! But after all, it is CANADA! LOL! Jenn

natalea said...

it is absolutely beautiful!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your tree of life is beautiful. you create such lovely art!

MizSmoochieLips said...

That is so beautiful! Your creations are lovely =]

Whitney Johnson said...

I love your work - the beads are perfect! And I love the special significance of the "tree of life". That's really great!:)

Diana said...

What a lovely gift and so much love going into every detail! I am sure your sister will treasure it always. Congratulations, Julie, on your book!! Your felt projects are simply wonderful.
Diana

Rustic Tarts said...

Hi Julie

The 2 books and kits that I ordered from you have arrived here in Australia, all wrapped very specially!!
Thank you so much, they are gorgeous. I have briefly skimmed through it and I can't wait to go to bed tonight to read it properly.
Blessings
Christina

Alys said...

Julie,
You are so talented! I am thrilled I had the chance to meet you at Glens shop, Everything good comes from Glens shop! Your blog is lovely, xo Alys

dollybelle said...

Totally Gorgeous book!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and sweetest blessings!
xoxo
Dollybelle

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