Strawberry Hardanger Runner

Permin Strawberry runner

This 10.5 inch by 24 inch long runner is based on the Permin of Copenhagen design Strawberries. The original design has a lot more open work down the long sides. I also incorporated Rhode Stitch shaped dots.

This was worked …

Chickadee

Chickadee

Chickadee

Crossed Wing Colletion, Chickadee No2.

First time in a while that I totally just chilled out and had fun with an embroidery pattern. I just finished three, what I consider intense pieces (the two panels within my silk ribbon …

Floral panel, Fuchsia flowers

Fuchsia Flowers

Fuchsia Flowers

These Fuchsia flowers and buds are quite different from the suggested style shown within Di van Niekerk’s book for this floral panel. They are more like the ones that we have locally.

These Fuchsia flowers and buds are …

Floral panel, tall flowers

Agapanthus, Beetle Daisey, Delphinium, Hollyhock

Agapanthus, Beetle Daisey, Delphinium, Hollyhock

The flowers of the red Hollyhocks are detached buttonhole using a strand of Caron Wildflower cotton, color 219 Cardinal. Eyes of the flowers are a sunflower yellow tube type length of chained thread called French …

Christmas on the beach

Christmas on the beach

Christmas on the beach

I started working on this design last fall in hopes of completing it by December, in time to give the finished worked design to my sister as a Christmas gift. Missed that by several months, but…

Four Leafed Clover

Lucky four-leafed clover

Lucky four-leafed clover

Last year I purchased Sachiko Morimoto’s Stumpwork Flowers and quickly, upon viewing the pages, decided on several of her designs that I wanted to stitch. I used her Clover design as the basic for this worked piece.…

Fuchsia and Butterfly

Fuschia with Butterfly

Swingtime Design

This design is called Swingtime, designer is Loretta Holzberger.

The finished worked area is 5 by 7 inches. I purchased two of these kits from Ms. Holzberger web site. Kit included instructions, printed fabric, stump work fabric and …

Lilac Time

Lilac Time

This is a Brazilian Embroidery design called Lilac Time. I purchased the design printed on a light natural color trigger fabric. Finished size is about 6 x 5 inches. Designer is Delma Moore.

Worked in Ed Mar rayon threads.

I …

Strawberry Bellpull

Middle of Strawberry Bellpull

Strawberry Bellpull

Two weeks ago I was walking about our backyard looking for greening strawberry plants. Now, the last week of March, the lowering of the jet stream has brought cold temps back into the Northern Virginia area and now…