Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hawaii Stitching

You can see I have been very busy stitching up motifs from the new Hawaii Embroidery pattern.  I finished the Aloha and hula dancer:

and this pineapple and flower:

I used all perle cotton for stitching the pineapple.  I especially like the Chain Stitch in this variegated floss.  It really gave the pineapple great color and texture. 

I used the Fishbone Stitch for the leaves.  For the purple flower, I used Stem Stitch for the outline, Blanket Stitch for the center radials and French Knots for the center.  The petals are filled with Seed Stitch:

Here are the colors and numbers of the floss I used on these two projects.

For the aloha and hula dancer:

For the pineapple and flower:

Up next is this Mahalo with flowers and bamboo and then these tiki statues!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hawaii Embroidery Pattern

I have a new embroidery pattern in my Etsy shop!  It is called Hawaii and it is filled with all sorts of Hawaiian-themed motifs. 

The first motif that I have started stitching is this Aloha with flowers and a Hula dancer. 

Next up will be this little pineapple and flower:

Here is a look at the pattern:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fourth of July Stitching - Part Three

I have some progress to share on my Fourth of July stitching.  This is a 17" x 17" table topper.  You can catch up with this project here: {part one} {part two}.  Since my last post, I have finished some motifs and taken some of my stitching back out! 

I took a nice aerial shot so you can see the whole thing:

I have finished this rocket motif,  I used Chain Stitch for the stripes on the rocket, French knots above the stripes, Stem Stitch for all the outlines and the fill on the top of the rocket and Straight Stitch for the sparks:

I am almost done with this big firecracker, I am just deciding if I want all the stars in red or maybe stitch the other two in blue.   

Same with the Uncle Sam hat...lots of color decisions even with this limited color palette! 

The stitching I removed was all the blue around the star field on the flag.  I kept the ring of stars but I am still figuring out how I am going to fill this in:

I will post my progress on this as I finish - hopefully in time for the 4th of July!