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March 2013

March 2013

I have finished my embroidery journal project for this month. I had the idea at the end of February, so I went ahead and started it. I got this idea from watching the birds, of course, as I often do. These blackbirds love to eat fruit. Apples are a favorite, but I think they like …

For embroidery lovers only

For embroidery lovers only

I think that must have been true then as it is now. You certainly have to love embroidery to make it through a project of this size!!!  This project is nearly 2′ x 2′. I have come back to my reproduction wool embroidery that has been pushed to the side for a very long time. …

More Crewel Embroidery

More Crewel Embroidery

Here I am once again with a new finish. The first for the new year! Although I have cheated by working on this during December too. It’s already been nearly a week since I finished this. The color choices caused me great pains. I somehow managed to pull it together well enough for it to …

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This was the theme I chose for my January 2012 embroidery journal project. Little did I know that that theme would stretch through the whole year. Actually, I purposefully didn’t choose a theme. I didn’t want to limit myself. I wanted the freedom to make a project for each month as it came. Each of …

Christmas Kitty Embroidery

Christmas Kitty Embroidery

An embroidery I did last week. I finished it into a little quilted wall hanging with a vintage lace border. I’m trying to actually make some of my embroideries into something as I finish them instead of just throwing them on the pile for later. The pile is impossibly big now!!!!

Weekend Update!

Weekend Update!

It’s been a few days now since the weekend passed, it’s almost the next one now, but I am finally sitting down to write this in any case.  First, I wanted to rephrase myself from my last post. I realized later that I hadn’t expressed myself really well. I said I have seen other stitchers …

February Embroidery Journal Project

February Embroidery Journal Project

Yesterday you got a sneak peak with my tutorial. Today you get the finish! First a few details about the project. I stitched this on plain woven cotton. I used Appleton crewel wools throughout. Lots of long and short, but a few other stitches are in there too, stem stitch, split stitch, french knots, satin …

Love Birds Crewel Embroidery

Love Birds Crewel Embroidery

Hi, I rested a few days last weekend and spent some time thinking about what projects I most want to do. Sometimes the way isn’t always so clear, and I get easily distracted. We’ll see in the days ahead if I can focus in on what I most want to do. In the meantime, I …

Spring Bluebird

Spring Bluebird

I finished this project on Friday.  It took some time to attach all those little pieces.  I tried a bunch of different things for this project.  The wired needlelace was the big thing.  As you see, the leaves, the daffodil and butterfly are all done in this manner.  They are the same technique but slightly …

Finally getting somewhere

Finally getting somewhere

I haven’t had much time, or maybe I have, just let other things and projects come first.  But this weekend is a long weekend and the bluebird project will be done!  For once, I remember to take a few pics while I was working on something. Here I have begun the bird’s body.  As you …