Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunflower Colors

The beautiful weather we have had this summer has been nice!  I have enjoyed it so much, especially with this sweet friend:


I do love to see what blooms this time of year, my sunflowers:

white dahlia:

I have also enjoyed home grown tomatoes!

All these beautiful colors are making me think of some sunflower projects I would like to stitch:


Darlene said...

Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to it it finished!

Jules Woolford said...

It's looking good, and how lovely to see your beautiful Rego - just fabulous.

Heather M. said...

Rego looks happy. I love homegrown tomatoes. Can't wait to see what you do with those colours.

Kim said...

Hi Darlene, Thank you! I love these colors too :)
Jules - Thank you! He is a busy one who doesn't like to slow down to pose for pictures!
Hi Heather - Thank you! My tomatoes have been just wonderful this year, a sort of rare treat for the cool pacific northwest!

Mom Wald said...

Big B!!!! What a great lookin' guy. Your sunflowers are fabulous, and your other flowers too.

Angela Lee said...

Kim, those flowers are beautiful! Your camera is awesome!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the sunflowers.

Staci said...

I love those sunflowers!
I didn't see this pattern packet in your shop on Etsy. Will it be available soon?

Kim said...

Mary - Thank you!! :)
Angela - Thanks! I am so happy with this camera!
Staci - Thank you! I love sunflowers too :) The sunflower patterns are from two different pattern packets. The sunflower to the right of the floss (next to the hoop) is from the Chicken Embroidery Pattern (peep-peep-peep). You can find that here:
The two sunflowers to the left of the floss are both from the Autumn Pattern Packet - you can find that here:

Staci said...

Thank you so much, Kimberly! I overlooked the Autumn set on my first look. I just ordered both patterns. I've got plans for those SUNFLOWERS! =)

Kim said...

Thank you Staci! They are on their way :) I am looking so forward to seeing your plans!

heather kemp said...

Im new to embroidery and i've no idea on what supplies that i need.
So far i have floss,needles,basic sewing stuff and thats it. And no matrial. Thanks for your help.

Kim said...

Hi Heather! It sounds like you are off to a great start. Embroidering is so much fun, I know you are going to enjoy it. For material, you can do basic stitches on just about any fabric. I would suggest a nice medium weave 100% cotton to practice your stitches on. Linen is a wonderful fabric for embroidering but can be fairly expensive. The only fabrics I avoid are thick pile fabrics (like velvet or terry-cloth)or stretchy knit fabric (like sweat shirts). I avoid these mainly because it is difficult to transfer images onto these types of fabrics.
I would suggest buying an embroidery hoop too! I have a few posts from my blog that may help:
For embroidery hoops -I like using these plastic hoops - you can read about mine here:
For the needles I like to use:
For transferring patterns to fabric:
I hope this information is helpful, please let me know if you have any questions!

Ajka said...

gorgeous photos :-)

Lilasesazuis said...

Kim, querida,

Como rego é lindo!!

Amei sua flores, e fico imaginando o belo trabalho que você logo fará.


Lígia e =ˆˆ=

Kim said...

Ajka - Thank you!
Olá Ligia :) Obrigado! Rego é um grande amor! Obrigado por seus comentários agradáveis. Vou postar uma foto dos meus girassóis costuradas! Tenha um fim de semana maravilhoso.