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Stitch Samplers

Stitch Samplers

These were all so much fun to make! I love pulling them out now and then to look at and think what else could be done. They’re a great chance to test out the needles and creativity. What I’ve made is only a start for what can be done. I go through them all in …

Embroidered Purse

Embroidered Purse

I’m still catching up on showing some previous projects on this blog. Today I have one of the embroidered purses I made a while ago. I’ve used a variety of materials in making this purse, beads, cheese cloth, yarns of different types, mostly just playing around.  The bird was made by covering a thick interfacing …

Three Berries Stumpwork Embroidery

Three Berries Stumpwork Embroidery

Here is another one of the embroidery patterns I created with people new to stumpwork in mind.  These little insects are probably the most fun to stitch! For this project, I took the help of Trish Burr’s book, Color Confidence in embroidery, which is a really great resource. I’ll say more about it later because …

Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds

It was a beautiful winter day on Sunday, so I’ve collected some photos of the little birds that come visit me.   I love these little birds. They get food here all year round.  The bullfinch is always a delight to see out there.  One of the bird clubs in told me about giving them …

Let Your Heart Sing Crewel Embroidery

Let Your Heart Sing Crewel Embroidery

I’ve just finished a fun crewel project I adapted from an earlier design. I love the bright colors on the little bird, and the way the wing turned out. I have another couple of crewel projects I want to do before I turn to do some stumpwork projects. I’ve promised to make the dragonfly project …

Ladybug Wreath Stumpwork Embroidery

Ladybug Wreath Stumpwork Embroidery

This is another of one of the stumpwork designs I made this past year with beginners in mind. The ladybugs are such fun to make. I love the dimensional effect of them. It always makes me want to get busy making more, just talking about them, and soon I will, but first a few more …

Winter Owl Crewel Embroidery

Winter Owl Crewel Embroidery

I’m celebrating a new finish! This little owl was lots of fun to stitch. I really like the big staring eyes. They look almost worried, but it must just be the snow that’s the problem. 🙂   I have a pile of new designs in the works, all waiting to be stitched up, so it’s …

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