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a new house

The hand-embroidered colourful house (4″x 3″) was begun last summer and then put aside for months. I recently went back to it as something to keep me awake whilst watching television in the evenings and I finished it yesterday. 60 more words


A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!

I really love blackwork, I like how it looks and I really enjoy doing it. I came across a pattern in The World of Cross stitching (issue 178) for a blackwork pattern completed using different shades of blue and green, and a DMC colour variations thread of blues and greens. 345 more words


Friday Salon: Patterns or Freestyle?

When making something do you follow a pattern or do it freestyle?

I tend to follow a pattern, from a book, magazine, individual pattern etc.  I have a whole stash of source materials, far too many to realistically achieve in a single lifetime, but as usual, that does little to prevent me from getting more when I see an item I like! 144 more words


Cozy Sweater Dress Weather Continues

Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois.  While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls).  223 more words


Sea Life Embroidery!

Here are two embroidery projects I’ve just finished.

I thought a nautilus was perfect for the smaller hoop and loved the patterns on the shell which I tried to recreate. 196 more words


E is for Exsanguination

Working on the black border and the chain stitch back ground now.


Mid Winter Floral Imagining

It’s no surprise that I LOVE flowers, right?  I embroider them on my doll clothes and gravitate towards floral fabrics.  Even when I designed cross stitch patterns my patterns were of flowers. 153 more words

Doll Dresses