Summer 2018, embroidery and stitching

I have greatly been enjoying completing projects and learning something new this summer.

I have been working on two Hardanger and one Bargello designs for the last year and a half. I lose myself in designing and embroidery work. Shame … Read more

Tulips and Pomegranates, Bargello design

The Tulips and Pomegranates design is a counted, Bargello needlework embroidery presented within a full color 40-plus page booklet.  My booklets are divided into sections that discuss the main pattern parts of each design, present photos and graphed charts in … Read more

Fiesta Flowers, Hardanger design

Fiesta flowers, Hardanger design

Fiesta Flowers is a counted, Hardanger needlework embroidery presented within a full color 50-plus page booklet. Rhodes style patterns and ribbed spider web flowers add dimensional interest within the traditional Hardanger kloster block areas of this design.

The design booklet … Read more

Fiesta Runner, Hardanger design

Fiesta Runner, a Hardanger design

Fiesta is a runner size Hardanger design worked in the bright colors of a summer’s day.  An Intermediate level embroidery, Fiesta is presented within a full color 60-plus page booklet.  Within the booklet it is assumed you are quite comfortable … Read more

Holiday Lights — Winter holiday card 2018

Holiday Lights

Each year I like to send out embroidered Winter holiday cards to friends and family.   This year my design show cases the beauty of holiday lights worked in unseparated 6-strand embroidery floss. Holiday Lights is presented within a 10 plus … Read more

Sunflowers, Silk Ribbon

Wild Flowers, silk ribbon

Silk ribbon kit given to me as a Christmas present. Fun to stitch. I was told purchased on Amazon. Instructions written in an Asia language so I could not read them, but no matter as two full photos were provided … Read more

Crewel Strawberry Patch

Strawberry patch crewel

Vintage 1981 strawberry patch crewel design, produced as a kit by Creative Expressions, purchased on eBay.

Approximately 7-inch square worked area.

Kit included design stamped on 10-inch square white 65% polyester/35% cotton fabric, Persian-type wool crewel yarn, an 8-inch hoop … Read more