Tuesday, May 10, 2011

quiet broken

I have stitched the word "broken" in a softer color so it has become "quiet".

 The stars are stitched in a fabulous metallic thread by DMC. (E130)
I have used metallic threads before but I really love the colors in this one. I am not really much of a
"bling" kinda girl, but this thread called my name when I saw it. lol!

        My daughters laugh at me because they say I need to be a member of 
Socks Anonymous and Thread Anonymous. I have a thing for socks and thread.
I would say two useful items, so not a bad thing to be obsessed with.

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I am loving this vintage-y goodness:

or this:

and this video talks about how she began:

Have a great day!


  1. I like how the quiet broken looks like a healed scar - still there, not as noticeable...i hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Marie, this is evolving so beautifully -- the color of the thread seems just right. Does this new metallic thread tangle less?

  3. love the metallic thread...I must try using mine now! I need to be a member of the "sock and thread" club too...can't seem to resist those either. hugs from CA.

  4. Hi Gina, I could not answer right away because of BLOGGER! Anyway, My Mother's Day was nice. I spent it with the children and went out for ice cream. Hope your day was special and happy too! :)
    The neutral shade of thread really quiets the word "broken" and I like your description of a healed scar. How many do we all have??? :)

  5. Hi Marie -- trouble with blogger over my way, too -- they lost one whole day and I see they lost some of your comments cuz I left one the other day on this. Anyway, what I was wondering is if the new metallic thread tangles as much as normal? Or do you have any tricks for stitching with it? And I do like your choice of thread colors very much!

  6. Hi Deb,
    Perhaps good for wishing too! :)

  7. Hi Peggy,
    When these computer systems work they are fabulous, but oh so frustrating when they don't work. :P
    Well, regarding the "tangle factor", I would say it is better than the old stuff, but don't get too excited...it still tangles, just not as bad.
    My only trick was using 2 strands rather than 3 or 4. It seemed to work better. Also, it does have a tendency to separate because it is almost wire-y and like a filament...does that make sense?
    I wish I had a better picture because the stitching over the word broken is variegated and it is much prettier in person...sigh...
    Anyway, thank you<3

  8. I love the quiet broken heart. Thanks for sharing the videos, very inspiring!!! I find working with metallic thread a challenge as well...but it can really be dramatic.

  9. I have met the woman who inspired Robin/Magnolia Pearl. I used to shop at her stores in Fredricksberg, Texas.
    The stores were very Shabby Chic, vintage cool!
    Metallic thread is fun. Just a touch goes a long way.
    Thank you <3

  10. Such a fantastic post Marie. Not only is your work just beautiful but you have also 'stitched' the story together with both videos. I can now see why you love it so much....you have great inspiration from the woman behind Robin/Magnolia Pearl. Well done!

    I gave you a little mention in my post today too :)

    Jeanne xxx

  11. Oh Jeanne what a lovely post and I do agree that the blogging world is a fabulous community.
    I see it as a place "where women(men)gather" and I see it as an invisible circle where we are connected by the spirit of creative endeavors.
    There is so much inspiration out there. Thank you for including me in your lovely post. <3