Purple Bargello Quilt

purple bargello quilt

This blog page is a brief discussion of how I created my first quilt, my Purple Bargello lap size (60- by 52-inches) quilt.  I assume you are either comfortable with the various stages of creating a quilt, or like me, … Read more

Digging Out Snowman, Bellpull

Digging out snowman

Final finish of 2018!  Digging Out, beaded cross stitch bell pull.  This was a full kit purchased from 123Stitch. Mill Hill’s 2007 Keeping Cool Collection.  Approximate finished size is 2.5 by 5.5-inches.

Digging out ,snowman… Read more

All Aglow lap size quilt

All Aglow quilt

This blog page is a brief discussion of how I created my second quilt, my All Aglow lap size quilt.  I assume you are either comfortable with the various stages of creating a quilt, or like me, you viewed several … Read more

purple pillow cases, machine sewn

purple pillows

My notes for creating pillow cases and decorative stitching (on the cuffs) pillow cases:

14 by 28-inch size pillow forms purchased online from Joanna fabrics.

100% cotton fabric:  Maywood Shadow Play (purple).

Pillow cuff: decorative stitch functionality of my sewing … Read more

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