Monday, June 23, 2014
"All Is Well With My Soul"
And the winner for the drawing is Faye from Carolina Stitcher . So happy for her and I want to thank all of you that left a message for me. I worked on some crochet flower pins that match the flowers on the chart "My Secret Garden". Just adding the leaves and I will add those to Esty and maybe have another giveaway for a set :). Well have a beautiful day and I will post more tomorrow
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I just finished my new design called "My Secret Garden"
I finished the main design as a small pillow. I then added a buttonhole stitch around the outer edge. I finished that with a crochet edge with a scallop pattern. Direction suggestions for scallop edging with a buttonhole stitch here , or here
You could also make small pincushions like I did by just using the flower motifs from the design.
HERE IS THE GIVEAWAY
So!! yes I am having a giveaway . It will be this cross stitch design pattern along with a special small pincushion pillow that I made which says "secret garden". I am in love with using floral patterned fabric and embellishing it myself. I am giving away this little one to a lucky winner. So please leave me a message and I will add your name to the hat and have the drawing on Friday.
Happy Gardening , donna
Friday, June 13, 2014
I just listed my remainder of the "Door's" that I had available for classes. I will be having more kits available on this idea. You will have to wait and see what I have planned. I just love the opportunity for our imaginations to grow. But yes I have to first finish up with my cross stitching today :)
A little glimmer about the doors from the Etsy listingI hope that you would enjoy stitching one of these piece's of art. Local Artist Kathy Carter has painted this watercolor door in collaboration. Her painting has been reprinted onto Kona cotton. So let your imagination soar and embellish with embroidery stitches. I have included in this kit the fibers I used along with general stitch diagrams, basic directions and close-up color prints. Please remember this will be you own piece of art and I have given you suggestions. Use your imagination and truly make this your own one of a kind piece of ART.
I have supplied the appropriate amount of fibers that I used, extra fibers are not available.
Design area is 4 x 6 . (Frame not included)(needles not included)
Monday, June 09, 2014
Are these the beginnings of scissor fobs or small pincushions.
Not sure, what do you suggest.
Have a good day
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Good day to all of you. I have so many things I am working on at the moment and have decided that I will sell my "Messengers" on Etsy as a finished product for now. I do have plans to make directions in the future but I am trying to get things finished before I move on to many more projects. So I am stitching away on Part 5 of Nantucket Village Series and I have 3 more designs in the TO-DO-PILE. Wish me luck and I hope you enjoyed the Stitch A Long. Dont forget I would love to see your finished work when you have time.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
And this is my finish. So here is some inspiration for you. I have close ups and a few suggestions with stitches. But I hope you use your imagination and please share your finished work with us because we would love to see other ideas. (I did not have time to block it straight, sorry, but at least I finished it yeah!!)
|Photo was found here|
These are my directions for the Rambler Rose with photos. Hope this helps with the direction graph above.
|The center of the flower is a cluster of French Knots|
|Next come up again to the right again using the sewing method by going in the back of the fabric and back up to the front with your needle Remember to keep your working thread under your needle.|
|Right and left side suggestions: I use a Lazy Daisy stitch for some leaves and then added Bullion Knots using a lighter shade of green.|
French Knots and then Lazy Daisy stitches for leaves that are coming out from the bunch of French Knots.
For the Robins I highlighted their breast with a Satin Stitch . The bottom section of the door you can see that I also used the Satin stitch to fill in the post areas.
For the upper section of the door I made long straight stitches with 3 strands of matching floss. For the center section I made small straight stitches like brick work.
The dark windows are filled in with a satin stitch running horizontally (3 strands of floss) , the other door sections are embellished with the same floss color to match the sections using 3 strands of floss and straight stitches that intersect in the center.
Don't forget that all of this stitching was done after the basic cross stitching was finished. Be creative and embellish some of your other finished work you might have at home. Have fun and don't forget to share your photos. We are anxiously waiting :)
Hope you enjoy this summer project just for you
And one more note- I noticed on DMC's site they have list of Summer Stitch A Longs. Check it out and they suggested that this may be a Fall or Halloween theme. What a GREAT idea. You could change the colors and make flowers on the trellis fall colors (maybe mums) and stitch up pumpkins for the bottom of the stairs.
Annette's work , thank you sharing
- Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.