Sunday, August 31, 2014

A 17th Century Stumpwork Mirror

              I thought I would just bombard you with photos for the reveal of the stumpwork mirror - to enjoy over a coffee this bright Sunday.  There have been quite a few additions since the last time I posted, see if you can spot them all!

       Thanks so much for your kind comments in August, the surgery went well, and I am almost back to normal (whatever that is!)



  1. What a fine mirror. I can't beieve how much detail is in the frame. Just beautiful. Glad the operation went well and I wish you a speedy recovery =0)

  2. Glad to hear your surgery went well and you're OK.
    The mirror is just gorgeous! Fantastic detail and so vibrant and lively with those beautiful colours and the 3D effect of the embroidery. A triumph!

  3. I love your mirror, so original and beautifully made. I wish you
    quick recovery from your operation.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Your embroidery is BEAUTIFUL! That is a master piece.

    I am very glad to hear your surgery went well. XXXXXXXXXXX

  5. Oh My! Your mirror is just Incredible!!! Your stitches are So minute and So Prefect!!!! I am AWED by this gorgeous piece of work!!! Every single detail is just Incredible!!! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures of it.... I could get lost in looking for all the tiny items!!! I love the sky and "winds" at the top!!! This is just Gorgeous!!!

  6. The mirror is amazing, such detail and vibrant colours. It is just beautiful. So glad you have your operation over you, now it's time to take it handy and recover....
    All the best and take care

  7. Beautiful work!! The little birds are gorgeous, and the embroidery is perfect.

    Glad to hear you are on the mend :)


  8. Me alegran de las buenas noticias sobre la operación.
    El espejo es una maravilla.

  9. Bentornata! sono felice che sia andato tutto bene. Hai fatto un capolavoro di specchio. :-)
    Ci sentiamo prestissimo, ormai è Settembre! ;-)

  10. Wow! just stunning embroidery! very original mirror, beautiful little thing

  11. Bombard us anytime - Just incredibly gorgeous. marilyn

  12. Well done - I'm soooooo proud of you. (Mama!)

  13. Hello jonquil,
    I am so happy everything went well and that you are getting back to your self. Take it easy!
    The stump work is superb...SUPERB!!! The stitching is so precise, the colors you chose are fantastic! It is a breathtaking piece of art. I love it!
    Well done my friend!
    Big hug,

  14. Bonjour Jonquil! I have been absent from the blog world in August, so I now read your blog post. Did you have had surgery? I hope everything is well with you? Take care, I wish you a speedy recovery..
    What a fine mirror, there is so much detail in the frame. Absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs, Ilona

  15. Suis admirative devant ces merveilles!!

  16. Ce travail est incroyable, félicitations et bons rétablissement à vous.

  17. It's so beautiful, I really like it. Hannah

  18. Hi Jonquil! I think that your Stumpwork mirror is a little MASTERPIECE!
    The details within the stitches of the tiny figures are all incredibly fine and precise. You have even teeny tiny stars within the design and what is amazing is that Every single thing is absolutely identifiable.
    You really are at the TOP when it comes to embroidery art. BRAVA!

    and I am also very glad to know that your surgery is over and that you are on the mend. God is good! :D

  19. Beautiful and something to be really proud of.

    Sorry to be a bit late with this but I hope you're now fully recovered.