10 February 2017

Embroidered Flower Necklaces

Just sharing some photos of the latest flower necklaces I have stitched up recently.

I have switched it up from my usual woven picot stitch flowers for most of these necklaces.

Here is one little woven picot stitch flower...

All of these are in my Etsy shop :)

Now that I have all these necklaces done, I can concentrate on some bigger projects - specifically a wedding anniversary project for my friend that I hope to start and finish by April!!

31 January 2017

Take A Stitch Tuesday #69 - Magic Chain Stitch

Yesterday I posted on Feeling Stitchy about the Take A Stitch Tuesday 10 year anniversary and worked the Interlaced Cable Chain Stitch.

To celebrate here, I am completing TAST stitch #69 - the Magic Chain Stitch!

When I chose the red and white thread for this, I was originally going for a "Valentine" color theme, but after I was done all I see is "Christmas" candy cane colors!!

Oh well, I will have to remember this stitch for next Christmas!

Check out Sharon's tutorial for the Magic Chain Stitch also.

More information on the TAST challenge, guidelines, and stitch list can be found here.

Its been a looooong time since I my last TAST stitch.

My TAST sampler recap is the most viewed post on the blog.

Find all my previous Take A Stitch Tuesday stitch posts on my TAST page.

02 January 2017

2016 Stitch Recap

Happy New Year!

It's that time again where I like to look back at what I stitched the past year.

So what happened in 2016??

* One of my goals every year is to post more often. Well, I think I accomplished that for the most part. Although I only posted 17 times in 2016 here on this blog, I did also post 17 times as a contributor on Feeling Stitchy, so I am satisfied with those numbers.

* Speaking of being a contributor ... some of my most favorite stitching from the year was for Feeling Stitchy: I got to do two book reviews (here and here), stitched a woven basket with flowers, experimented with plushwork, and the woven picot stitch with wool.

* As for the woven picot stitch, I think 2016 may have been my "year of the woven picot stitch flower". I may have become slightly obsessed with them...

* Most viewed post of 2016 was this little French Knot sheep 

* My favorite embroidery project of the year was this embroidered flower lady

Now on to my 2017 goals for embroidery. I only have two for myself this year:

1. Post as often as possible on Feeling Stitchy. I know I should probably post more on my own blog, but honestly, Feeling Stitchy has more readers and it feels good to share my embroidery to an audience I know exists. HA!

2. That being said, I know there may be some people that actually look at this blog and that is AWESOME!! Thank you for taking the time to check out my stitching here!! I am still going to post here, but as my second goal, it will be mostly about completing my WIPs.

What I mean  is, I have so many projects that I have started just for fun or for myself or even old projects that I want to finish and take better photos of. That is going to be my goal for this year: have fun with my embroidery and finish all those old projects that I have put on the back burner and share them here!

All right - if you made it this far, I wish you a Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!!

Previous year recaps: 2013, 2014, 2015

13 December 2016

Christmas Embroidery Ideas

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

I stitched a bunch of these Rudolphs many years ago. I attached them to some felt, made them into little decorative hangings and gave them to my friends as gifts. Here is a link to the website where I found the Rudolph to trace - it's actually a website for printable coloring book pages, and I think they make great embroidery patterns also.

  • Winter Woven Trees

Stitch this winter-themed project I posted on Feeling Stitchy last year. The trees are woven trellis stitch and if you don't know that stitch, you can learn it here.

  • Couched Candy Canes

I recently posted about these cute little couched candy canes and had to include them in this list. They could be stitched on anything - you could make them different sizes with different types of thread!

  • Needle Weave Plaid
And finally, a tutorial I posted on Feeling Stitchy on how to needle weave plaid. The colors remind me of Christmas :)

Happy Holiday Stitching!