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16 July 2008

Embroidery projects

These are some pieces that I've embroidered over the last year. It's very relaxing for me at the end of a long day to sit on the sofa with the kids at my feet in the floor, DH in a chair nearby watching the news or a movie and do some embroidery. I love doing this...manipulating stitches & colors to make line drawings come to life and have character. I enjoy watching how a whole piece can change the way it feels just by changing a color or two. It's also a nice way for me to keep the memory of my g-gramma strong. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
This pattern was a "freebie" that I downloaded 3-4 yrs ago from Cedarberry Stitches. It didn't come with a color "recipe" so I just came up with my own. The background fabric was tea-stained prior to stitching.

This piece was made using an old 1948 Workbasket pattern. They've gone out of copyright, so I'm in the process of trying to save the ones that my grandmother gave to me & re-newing the copyright.

This pillow is an old 1970s Aunt Martha iron-on piece. I really liked it in all plum, as opposed to putting other colors in it.

Pattern for this framed piece from the book Folk Art Celebrations by Diane Arthurs.

I used a beautiful variegated peach-to-copper embroidery floss on this piece. It turned out so pretty. This was an iron on from an old Leisure Arts booklet that I took apart ages ago to use. I believe it was called "Just Flowers."

Pattern "Harvest Blessings" from Cedarberry Stitches. Has a sweet little autumn-colored flower button on the angel's collar.

Simple stitched quote from Abraham Lincoln done on a tone-on-tone cream background. Surrounding & back fabric features the watercolor/acrylic art of Susan Winget.

Prim Christmas tree. Iron on from Folk Art Christmas by Leisure Arts Publications.

Prim Christmas Kitty. Iron on transfer from Folk Art Christmas by Leisure Arts Publications.

Another Prim Christmas kitty from Leisure Arts Publications. It's kinda tough to see, but in the wreath around it's neck, I've stitched on little rusty jingle bells.

I LOVED doing this Americana rooster. Pattern from Folk Art Celebrations by Diane Arthurs.

Artwork from Carmie Anderson of Tied With HeartStrings.

Pattern "A" is for Angel from Stitch-a-Dilly on tea-stained muslin background.

This is my redwork pillow. Pattern is from Bonnie Bonnett by Aunt Martha's iron-ons.

"Pumpkins 5 cents" pattern from Cedarberry Stitches, stitched on sandcastle fabric with clay star-shaped buttons.

I have others that I'll post tomorrow. Thanks for looking & have a great rest of your day!!


Andrea said...

Just one word... WOW! I'm lucky if I can stitch on a button so your skill at embroidery just floors me. Well done and thanx for sharing!

Sharron said...

I'm in AWE of your stitching, Sis! Beautiful work! You KNOW I love your sheepie & the vintage butterfly is gorgeous.....not to mention the others.......each one a work of art!
I'm so glad you put them all in one place where I can drool & get my fix! LOL
Luv ya!

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