Le Papillion

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To A Very Little Maid

She has a little elfin face
And little elfin ways.
Her toes were made to dance upon
Within a leafy glade.

Her eyes were made to swift beguile,
Her hair to toss in glee;
Her hands are tiny pixie hands
That hold the heart of me.

Sometimes her ways are solemn ways
But soon I know will show
That elfin bent to mischief
Within her eyes aglow.

I wonder if she sees two worlds.
I wonder if she knows,
That heavy-footed grownups long
To follow where she goes.

--Marjorie Kahl Lawrence

You know when you see a design and it shouts at you to do it, well this is one of those ones for me, as soon as I saw Le Papillion I had to stitch her. I chose to stitch her 1/2 on 32ct Enchanted fabrics (colour unknown)- Designer is Nimue.
She was an absolute delight to stitch, now to decide on a frame for her. This is what I have been stitching since I changed my name to Florence (as in Nightingale - in honour of the fact I have been nursing Mark). Mark is doing really really brilliantly - he has come off his pain meds today and is fine, his wound is healing really well and is so neat.


There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? --Richard Dawkins

45 comments:

Carol R said...

A stunning finish Su - I just love fairies! And such a sweet poem too.

brokenfairy said...

That is just so pretty and sweet,
Well done you!!

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning! So dainty and delicate looking.

Petra said...

The poem goes so well with this fairy. I have this design in my stash, I couldn't pass it up, it's sooo precious. Stitch on!

Julie said...

Very pretty one, this is a sweet poem too. Get Well soon Mark

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Su, absolutely gorgeous!!

angelasweby said...

Flo, hi there :>)
She is just adorable and she is definitely on her way to a very important rendevouz. She's obviously in a hurry and has just stopped for a moment to blow some fairy dust in your direction.
The beautiful fabric she is standing against is just perfect.
Glad to hear Mark is making such a good recovery.
Warm hugs, Angela

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

She is so adorable! lovely piece and great work!

mercy said...

That's really beautiful!

Nancy said...

Su I don't blame you one bit for stitching this lovely fairy as soon as you saw her! She is such a delight!

Glad to hear your husband is recovering nicely.

Joei said...

Lovely!!! I had it in my to-do, seeing yours neatly done, makes me want to start with it soon. Congrats!

Dovilė said...

Just perfect finish! The Fairy is astounding, I love it :)

Rowyn said...

Wow, she's beautiful!

Wishing Mark a speedy recovery.

Yuko said...

The poem is too difficlut for me, though (lol), but the fairy is soooooooo lovely and beautiful!!!
I also love the linen you used for her!

Anonymous said...

She is as sweet as sweet can be! Maria S.

Giovanna said...

Awww, she's so sweet! Lovely stitching! And let me add that I love the Dawkins quote too.

Glad that Mark is doing well - and many thanks for the award!

Susan said...

That is adorable, Su (or should I say Florence?).

Sending continued get well vibes to Mark.

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous Su, congratulations.

Thank you for the award

Doris said...

she look so cute!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finish Su. Has your dh have a bell to hand when he wants something!!

Carla said...

Lovely finish!!

Claudia said...

Gorgeous fairy!!!! She's so cute and lovely! Congrats for your awesome finish!!!

Loreta said...

Fairy looks amazing! I like your choosing of linen.
And I am amazed how fast you cross stitch.

Heidi said...

I don't think this little fairy called your name at all Su. She simply came and sat herself on your shoulder and softly whispered in your ear that she wanted a home with you! Great design and great job.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Karan said...

Seriously adorable & the fabric could have been dyed just for it - love it!

Nelapx said...

a veces el silencio es lo unico que queda por no tener palabras para decir lo que pensamos.... asi que silencio...

Tanya said...

Su,
She is darling, so dainty and lovely! The fabric you chose was perfect.

Tanya

Cherry said...

Congratulations. A picture is very kind! I adore it simply!
Hugs
Cherry

Kim B said...

She is so sweet! And the poem is wonderful :)

lena-lou said...

She's cute, I will have to show Amy :)

Elisa said...

what a pretty little thing she is...a lovely finish Su

Jan said...

She's beautiful and I'd love to stitch her - would you mind telling me where you found her - I have just the perfect piece of fabric for this

verderame said...

è una dolcissima e bellissima fata, very very beautiful ciao ciao Marina

katica said...

I'm a little late with these and I know you've recieved the award already but wanted to let you know you've been nominated again. when you have time please visit my blog.

Thanks!

Casa Pearl said...

Su, she's wonderful! I love these Nimue designs and it's so nice to see one finished. Glad Mark is healing well.

tammie said...

i think your fairy is gorgoeus and could just imagine her getting up to mystery. lol really pretty well done

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your fairy is just adorable, I like your stitching 1 over two - so delicate!
Thank you for the nice poem too.

Stitcher said...

Another Kreativ Blogger award for you, from me.

Chris
http://xxstitcherxx.blogspot.com

Mãe da Rita said...

It' just beautiful!! I love it! I would like to do it myself, for my daughter's room... I hope your husband get completely well soon. Hugs and kisses! Maria-Joaõ

Jackie in UK said...

Hi Su,

I know that you have already been the recipient of the Creative Blogger award, but I wanted to award it too! Yours was one of the first blogs that I found and I love to visit and see what you have been up to! :-) Your stitching is always lovely and so are your photos! I really enjoy your blog - thank you!

love Jackie x

Sharon said...

A beautiful finish! Glad to hear Mark is on the mend!

Stitchingranny said...

She is so beautiful.

Hazel said...

Very pretty. xx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I JUST FOUND YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG AND LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
I TOO LOVE CROSS STITCHING!
I WILL BE ADDING YOU TO MY FAVORITES FOR SURE!
kISSES kISSES
DEBBIE MOSS
XXX

Valie said...

Very, very pretty.

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