When I heard about the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop, I signed right up. I knew it was the challenge I needed to encourage me to learn how to embroider.
Big thanks to Debbie from Busy as Can Be and Cyndi from Stitch Stitch Stitch for creating these lovely FREE patterns. Big thanks to Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts who has been a wonderful cheerleader and organizer and Madame Samm for this terrific blog hop idea. I ordered Presencia threads from Jane and they were a delight to work with. A big thanks to our sponsor Colonial Needle
As soon as I saw this pretty lady, I knew she would be my first project. She reminds me of my Mom. I attempted several stitches on this piece; back stitch, french knot, basic buttonhole stitch, double blanket stretch, coral stitch and squared laid work (variation 2 according to my embroidery book). I then turned her into a table topper for my pretty Ackfeld frame. I hope you like her.
My next project was to add an embroidered outline to my Nancy Drew wallet from the last blog hop. It really helps Nancy stand out.
I loved the Nana's chair pattern and wanted to make it as a mini quilt for the door to my sewing room. The pattern reminded me of Mary Engelbreit fabric. I first had to reduce the size of the pattern as the Ackfeld hanger I have for over the door holds a 6 inch mini quilt. I did not get a chance to finish it as my granddaughter came to visit for spring break and we had such fun traveling around sightseeing that I ran out of time. I did want to show my partially finished project with some M. E. that inspired my color selections. The chair will be filled with stars and M.E. inspired flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit all the other creative ladies today:
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Judy @That Other Blog
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