Friday, October 23, 2020

Embroidered Thanksgiving Napkin


This beautiful motif is from my Thanksgiving embroidery pattern. 
The green leaves are stitched with the Fishbone Stitch.  The stems are all done with Stem Stitch :) .  The curly lines are Back Stitch.  The berries are French Knots and the maple leaf is Long and Short Stitch.
Here are the floss colors I used:

I am also finishing up the stitching on this big pumpkin - I will post the stitch and floss color information when I am finished!  

Monday, September 28, 2020

Pugs! Embroidery Pattern

I have a new embroidery pattern available in my shop:


If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a design in-progress screen capture I recently shared:

I really love all the motifs in this set!  

I have finished embroidering the "pugtastic" motif, I will post soon about the stitches and color palette I used.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Brick and Cross Filling Stitch

Time for a new addition to my 100 Stitches Plus list.

This is the Brick and Cross Filling Stitch.

For my demonstration, I am using this color variations perle cotton floss:

As the name states, this is a filling stitch.  It is a very easy one, made up of Straight Stitches and Cross Stitches.  
This filling is worked in vertical columns, working top to bottom and from left to right. 
To start, I came up through the fabric at the top left corner of the area to be filled:

I formed four Straight Stitches:

Under the four Straight Stitches, I made a Cross Stitch:

 Then another set of four Straight Stitches:

For the next column, I started and ended with the Cross Stitch:

And for the final column, I repeated the steps from the first column: 

So simple!  Here is a look at the underside of the fabric:  

This stitch is from the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Folk Art Flowers Project - Part Two

I finished the embroidery on my flower project that I first blogged about here.  

For the flower, I used Long and Short Stitch as a fill.  The greenish yellow center is made up of French Knots and Straight Stitch.  
The green leaves are stitched with Fishbone Stitch.

For the bright green curved stems, I used Back Stitch.  The small green leaves are Lazy Daisy Stitch.  The accent dots are French Knots.  
For the purple berries, I used rows and rows of Back Stitch: 

For all the floss I used, here are the color numbers:

You may notice that all the shades of purple have the same number!  I used a color variations skein of perle cotton floss and cut lengths that included the colors I liked. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Space Theme Pillowcase Border - Part Two

I have an update to share on the pillowcase border I first posted about here

Since that last post, I have completed the blue moon, the orange ringed planet and various stars.  I still have a few stars to stitch.  You can see the tracing paper transfer is holding up well - I can still see the stars to stitch.  The transfer has not been brushed off or smeared despite all the handling of the fabric:

I am so happy with the floss colors I am using.  Especially the orange and blue.  The purple stars are metallic floss which is really challenging to work with!

This border motif is from my Space! embroidery set.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Teddy Bear On A Swing Embroidery - Part One

This teddy bear on a swing is a work in progress that I wanted to share.  There is not much work done, as I am still in the color selecting phase!

You may remember this little teddy bear - he is from my Teddy Bear embroidery set.  I have previously stitched him in dark brown:

This time around, I have started with these gold, cream and black colors.  The bear will be filled in, probably with a combination of Long and Short Stitch, Straight Stitch and Back Stitch.  

When I have more progress to show, I will be back with Part Two! 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Folk Art Flowers Project - Part One

My current project is embroidering this motif from my Folk Art Flowers embroidery pattern set.  

I am using a mixture of perle cotton and six strand cotton floss.  I will make sure to post my progress, the stitches used and my color palette.