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.… 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 68- by 115-inch lap size quilt.  I assume you are either comfortable with the various stages of creating a quilt, or like me, … Read more

Christmas 2019 Runner

Christmas Runner 2019

Machine: Brother PE800                 Embroidery thread: New Brothread              Bobbin thread: Brother thread

Preparation: Black Kona (100% cotton) used as stablizier fabric machine (Singer) basted along edges and middle line onto Fine Aisoia.

End hoop: positional 5.1 by 11.8-inches.  WSS used at … Read more

Gentle Snowflakes

Gentle Snowflakes

The Gentle Snowfall design has a layered outline to represent an ornament and an inner pattern featuring snowflakes softly floating in the still air of a brisk winter’s day. The 10 plus page, full color booklet, provides discussion of the … 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

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