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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 …

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 …

Owl Mandala Embroidery

Owl Mandala Embroidery

I dug up another old embroidery to photograph for my Instagram collection! This one was a fun one. I remember just having some fun with the stitches and colors I chose. This one is from the third mandala pattern collection.  I’m thinking this one too could be remade into a nice crewel kit too. More …

Bird Mandalas

Bird Mandalas

I’ve been sorting through my embroideries lately as I dig up photos for Instagram. For me, the embroideries bring back memories of when and where I stitched them. This is one of the things I always love about handwork, especially slow handwork. Memories and associations are worked into each stitch. Most are neither happy nor …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Swedish Wool Embroidery

Swedish Wool Embroidery

This project was a reproduction kit I bought some years ago and made. It’s from a design that was found in the south of Sweden. The fabric is a thick wool felt, really nice to feel, but less easy to push the needle through. I so loved working with the wool threads though! This is …

May 2013 Project

May 2013 Project

It took me a little while to decide on a theme. I wanted to do something that reminded me of the softness of spring. New leaves, new flowers, the warmth of the sun as it gets higher in the sky each day, the sweet songs of the birds as they mark out their territory. There …