Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sparkly Fish Embroidery

I really enjoyed embroidering these sparkly fish!  They are embellished with sequins, beads and metallic floss.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rosette of Thorns Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches Plus post.  This is the Rosette of Thorns Stitch.

For my demonstration, I am using perle cotton floss.  This is DMC color variations 4200  

Rosette of Thorns Stitch is easy to do.  However, it can be challenging to keep the stitch spacing consistent.  After some practice, I found that drawing a straight guideline to follow keeps the row of stitches looking even.  

This stitch is worked from left to right.  It is basically five Blanket {or Buttonhole} Stitches stitched with their bases close together.  They are slanted to form a crown shape. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Life Is Better At The Beach Embroidery Project

The embroidery is all done on this project from my Beach House pattern set.

I used seven different stitches.  

The circle outline is Double Knot Stitch.   The starfish are Fishbone Stitch.  

The "life" text is a combination of Blanket Stitch, Back Stitch, Stem Stitch and a French Knot.

The text "is better at the" is also a combination of Back Stitch, Stem Stitch and a French Knot.
The "Beach" text is all Stem Stitch.  
The clam shell is outlined with Back Stitch and Stem Stitch.  The inside has French Knots and Straight Stitches

 The color palette for this project is so pretty!  I think the colors match some of the beautiful shades found in beach glass.

I recorded all the details of this project for my Embroidery Journal:

Here are the floss color numbers:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Beach House Embroidery Pattern

I have a new embroidery pattern set available in my shop!  

I am currently stitching several of the motifs from this set.
This is the main motif, Life is better at the beach:

I am making good progress! I will do a post with all the stitches used and also the floss color numbers. 

Here are some other stitching projects I am working on from this pattern set:

I especially love this sea turtle surrounded by bubbles.  I plan on using a color palette of greens and blues.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Flower Fancy Embroidery Project

I finished the stitching on this project.  

I used quite a few different stitches - you can see them in the following close up pictures. The tiny lavender flowers are French Knots with a Stem Stitch stem and a Lazy Daisy Stitch flower.  The same goes for the dark orange flower sprays.  The bright pink sprays are all Straight Stitch.  The dark green leaves are Fishbone Stitch.  The raspberry and pink two toned flower at the top is done with Long and Short Stitch with French Knots for the center:

The yellow and butterscotch colored flower is Whipped Back Stitch.  The bright pink flower is outlined with Stem Stitch and the center is filled with the Pistil Stitch:

The two colored green and two colored blue flowers are both done with Long and Short Stitch and the centers are Back Stitch.  The three colored peach circle flower is done with the Rose Stitch.  The dark raspberry colored circle flower is done with Buttonhole Stitch and French Knots:

Here are the color numbers for the floss I used: 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Color Palette Inspiration

 This pretty floral paper is the inspiration for a color palette for my current embroidery project.

I have just started stitching this large motif of flowers from my Flower Fancy embroidery pattern set.  

Flower Fancy is 12 pages of beautiful flowers.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few in-progress pictures while I was designing this set:

Here is a picture of the pattern set - available in my Etsy shop.

I hope I can incorporate all of the colors from this palette!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Washington State Embroidery Project

I am just about finished with the stitching on my Washington State embroidery project.  
This big motif is an outline of the state with some recognizable features.

Rhododendron blossoms, cherries, apples, wheat, a Chinook salmon, raindrops, fir trees, mountain ranges a tugboat, the Capitol building and an orca.  

I think my next project from this pattern set will be the Sasquatch...