Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing everyone a happy valentines day! These pretty pink hearts are outlined in the pekinese stitch. I think this stitch makes a lacy looking edge. It is reminding me of those old fashioned valentine chocolate gift boxes.

18 comments:

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Ohhh, that is beautiful!!!!!

Marie said...

That's just so lovely Kim

big B said...

Thank you both!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Kim,
That's so lovely ... it can be a little wall hanging in young girl's room...
I also like your lazy daisy stitched heart...
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Love
Farah

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous. I love the Pekinese stitch. I used it for my elephant applique as part of my alphabet chart - http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com/2010/08/applique.html if you are interested!

Simone Arrais said...

Hi Kim, that's adorable! Hugs!

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

So pretty! Love the pekinese stitch but have never seen it before.

Gail :)

Libby said...

This is really beautiful Kim!! You have outdone yourself with this pretty embroidery!

big B said...

Farah - Thanks so much!
Wendy - Thanks! I have just been looking at your alphabet chart - Your goddaughter is going to love it! Your pekinese stitching around the elephant is super - that is such a great idea. I am really liking how versatile this stitch is turning out to be.
Hi Simone - Thank you! :)
thefairygardenerquiltstoo - hello and thanks! I wasn't familiar with this stitch either before I saw it in 100 Stitches, but now I really like it!
Libby - Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to stitch the pekinese stitch around these shapes.

Mom Walds Place said...

Lovely hearts! I had to add your blog to my list on my blog, so that everybody can come see them.

big B said...

Thank you! I love your blog and am so happy to be on your list! Love the hearts you are doing too - I need to learn to crochet!

John'aLee said...

The things you come up with are awe inspiring my dear! And I so love it that you share it with us all!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Another beautiful stitch - thank you so much. blessings, marlene

big B said...

Thank you both! I am really enjoying posting my progress on these stitches!

lilipopo said...

Oh your stitching is so beautiful!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I am attempting this stitch right now...and looked at the other post describing how you did it. Mine looks lacy to the left but not the right. Did you go through it twice to get the double lacy look?

big B said...

Thanks lilipopo!
Hi Tonya! I think the lacy look comes from not pulling the "threading" floss very tight as you go back and forth under the back stitching. I kept mine VERY loose so that I could adjust it as I went along to make that lacy look. For these hearts, I kept it much looser than my pekinese stitch tutorial. I hope this makes sense - let me know how it works out! :)

Madame Samm said...

strikingly beautiful....you are perfection my dear