Monday, January 28, 2013

The first of several Valentine wips...

Here is a quick peek of a stitching project I am currently working on.  You can see by the colors and shapes, it is going to be for Valentine's Day :)

This red polka dot fabric is a really nice cotton fabric I have - you may remember it from the mushroom applique I did awhile back.  I love the red and it matches perfectly with this red floss - DMC # 321.  I am going to cut a heart shape from the red polka dot fabric and stitch the heart onto the white fabric with some white perle cotton floss - DMC Blanc.

I first selected a heart pattern, these are some of the hearts from the Be Mine Valentine Embroidery Pattern Packet.  I decided on the medium sized one with the swirly lines:

I cut out the heart shape and I am currently stitching it to the white fabric.  I am not even half way around the heart, I still have time to slip in some fiber fill to give the heart a little puffy, raised appearance. 

I am stitching this using the blanket stitch:

After that, I am going to add some lettering to stitch with the red floss:

I will post a picture when I complete this!


Anonymous said...

beautiful blanket stitch. I can't wait to see the final embroidery
Kate (Lilipopo) x

JennyPennyPoppy said...

It's going to be lovely!

Kristan said...

So cute already!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim...very nice! Now I want to work on something special for Valentines...I sure have a lot of them...with 6 kids and 6 grands...and a specially sweet hubby! ♥♥♥

John'aLee said...

Oh what lovelies! Can't wait to see it all done!

Kim said...

Thank you Kate! I can't wait to finish this.
Jeanette - Thank you :)
Kristan - Thank you!
Cathy - Thank you! Wow - that is a lot of Valentines!! I would love to see what you make!
Hi John'aLee - Thank you! I will post a picture :)

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Fofos! Estou curiosa para ver o resultado final!
Um abraço!

Jules said...

Polka dots are my favourite!

Lilasesazuis said...


Estou aguardando para ver a belezinha que você está criando...


Lígia e turminha:))

Ana Lopes said...

How sweet Kim! Love hearts and polka dots :)
Thanks so much for sharing tutorial!
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Kim said...

Obrigado Eglea. Espero que eu possa terminar esta breve!
Jules - I love them too!
Obrigado Ligia! Eu vou te mostrar uma foto do projeto concluído!
Tenha um bom fim de semana :)
Hi Ana - Thank you! I love hearts and polka dots too :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Dana Feldman said...

What a cute and cool idea an just in time for Valentine's Day!! I never was good with sewing but you make it look doable for me!! I can't wait to see more!! Yahhh!

Kim said...

Hi Dana - Thank you! I'm enjoying this little project - it is a fun one :)

Anonymous said...

It has been a while since visiting you. You do such nice work and take great photos of your work in process. I am wondering if you turned the edges of the polka dot fabric under before starting your embroidery?
Thank you for sharing with us your creative talents.

Kim said...

Hi Beverly, Thank you!! No, on this particular heart I didn't turn the edges under, I am just relying on the blanket stitch I stitched around the edge to keep everything in place. When I finished this, I put it in a picture frame without the glass. You can see that here: