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Christmas Florals Embroidery

Christmas Florals Embroidery

I’m spending the week attempting to catch up on things, but still so far behind, and getting more behind. I spent a week stitching these Christmas Floral Embroideries, which was definitely a week well spent, but I let all else slide while I did that. I am so not a multi-tasker. I was trying to …

Top Three Favorite Embroidery Stitches

Top Three Favorite Embroidery Stitches

I really do have more than three top embroidery stitches, but this will get me started for now. More favorites are coming 1. Stem stitch This is my go-to stitch for lines of all sorts – stems, rings, swirls and more. It’s simple and relatively quick. I prefer it to back stitch for lines mostly …

Winter Wreath Crewel Embroidery

Winter Wreath Crewel Embroidery

My latest finish is done! This is a crewel version of my earlier winter wreath. I made a few changes to the pattern. Switching from white to tan fabric gave me some trouble, and I can’t tell you how many times I felt compelled to take out stitches and change colors. That’s sometimes the way …

Winter Wreath Embroidery

Winter Wreath Embroidery

This is one of my designs I did some years ago. I posted it this week on Instagram, and wow what a response I got. The most likes of anything I have posted so far. It’s funny, but sometimes you just really cannot predict what people will react to. Projects that I think are great …

Strawberry Thief Crewel Embroidery

Strawberry Thief Crewel Embroidery

This is my latest finish and I’m very happy with how this out. I really love pinks and greens on this one, they are so soft and yummy and a delight to work with. Developing the details on this one was loads of fun. Making the strawberries with the trellis is one of my favorite …

10 Reasons to do Embroidery

10 Reasons to do Embroidery

I thought I would have some fun today, so here is my top ten list: 1. It’s relaxing! I always get energy back after working on embroidery for awhile. 2. It’s meditative.  The repeated movements becoming a pattern, creating a picture. It’s a great way to destress and be creative. 3. Working with tactile materials.  …

A Sheepish Halloween Crewel Embroidery

A Sheepish Halloween Crewel Embroidery

A Sheepish Halloween is a project I’ve had completed for a long time, or maybe it wasn’t quite complete. I knew it was missing something, so finally I picked up my needle and added french knots to it, even a bunch of them! (Hard to go wrong with french knots, isn’t it?) The little sheep …

Embroidery Doodle Cloth

Embroidery Doodle Cloth

I’m still working through the pile of embroideries for posting on Instagram. It’s like a little trip down memory lane looking at my projects. I think I said this before, but they always bring back memories and feelings of what I was doing or thinking when I made them. Sometimes, of course, it’s things I …

Summer Hare Crewel Embroidery

Summer Hare Crewel Embroidery

The Hare Crewel Embroidery has been a long favorite of mine. It was fun to design and stitch. The motif seemed to fun not to play with some more. Way too fun! So I’ve made a follow up in the series, yes, it will be part of a series, yet to be created, but I …