Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010



I wanted to see the difference the fibers would make in this pattern.  I used McCall's Creates Pretty Pillows  with Ribbon Embroidery #16315.  The first one I used silk ribbon.  The second one I used two different metallic gold threads.  the last was done with cotton perle #5.  That was very interesting.  There are other patterns in this book that I want to do also.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stem Stitch

I had a piece of bookmark fabric so I did the stem stitch on it.  I tried it in a few different threads and found I like this one best.  The rayon makes a beautiful shiny stitch but it frays to bad.This one is DMC cotton perle #5. My stash is very small so I know what I am going to be asking Santa for Christmas!




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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fly Stitch

I am finding that the more I stitch, the more I want to stitch.   There are so many variations on these stitches that I don't know where to leave off. 





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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The apron

I finished the apeon for my sister.  She liked it very much!  She thought the inside was as pretty as the top.





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Detached Chain Stitch

I pray Carol Leather doesn't behead me for murdering her strawberry at http://www.needlework-tips-and-techniques.com/lazy-daisy-stitch.html .  I am going to try it again after I get a little proficient at embroidery. 



The strawberry was done in 5 coton perle and  the fireworks were done with stranded cotton. 

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

couching

Over at http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/group/stitchjunkies I am learning or relearning new stitches.  This is my couching sampler.



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Sunday, November 7, 2010




 
 This is my try at the chevron stitch.  The fibers and scraps of fabric were given to me so I have no way of naming them.  Some are plain to see but most are not.  This is fun and after I learn a few stitches I figured I would get serious! :-)
  
 
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Backstitch

At Stichin Fingers, I am stiching along with the group.  Here is my first attempt at making some pages for a sampler.  I can use a few of the many stitching graphics I have collected.  Anytime someone is offering free patterns, I just can't resist.  This sampler is turning out to be fun! 



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Sunday, October 17, 2010



I am trying to learn to embroidery.  It seems like I don't have the nack for photography but I am still gonna keep trying.  This is a pocket for an apron!  I have used hot-fix crystals on my cards and thoought I would try on cloth.


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Playing today with the bullion stitch.  Kinda funny looking so I made it into a bud!  Guess you can't see it to well.  Will try again! 


To get a clear shot it is too small and to zoom in on it- too blurry!  Haven't learned to use this thing right yet!!  :)


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ribbon embroidery


I have been trying to incorporate my other crafts into my card making.  My Mother and sister could not tell that this was suppose to be a bird. LOL  I had a great time doing it.

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csayl #63





My photo taking leaves a lot to be desired.  No matter how hard I try, pictures with metalics always give me trouble.  There are 4 star brads on the corner of the silver mat. 


Thursday, September 2, 2010

A couple of cards I made!  Had fun playing with the Flower-Soft and twisting wire.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

You Will Be missed!

My friend Rita , introduced me to cardmaking and other crafts.  When I met her I was making them on the computer.  She passed away last week and because she was alergic to flowers, I made some out of paper.  A few friends stopped  in and gave me a hand with making the flowers!

I am forever in her debt for the love and friendship she bestowed on me!

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