Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stitch Me Up Embroidery Blog Hop

Today is the day I get to share my stitches on this wonderful Blog Hop! I'd like to thank Madame Samm for creating all of these fun adventures in BlogLand and Jane from Jane's Fabric & Quilts for being such a great cheerleader along the way. And, a big thank you as well to the talented pattern designers who gave us so many fantastic patterns to choose from - Debbie Martinez from Busy As Can Be, Cyndi from Bee Tree Designs and Madame Samm.

I'm a rookie Blog Hopper and have been so inspired by all of the beautiful stitching I've seen over the last two weeks! Embroidery was one of my early craft loves when I used to make stamped tea towels as a child. I had a revival of my interest in embroidery about 7 or 8 years ago when I discovered crazy quilting, but I hadn't done any stitching for the last 5 years until this Hop was announced so I was excited to jump in.

As soon as I saw this stylish & sassy girl by Madame Samm I knew I had to stitch her! She reminds me of my daughter who is our family fashionista and I finished the pillow to match her decor. I had never done redwork before and it seemed like a perfect way to test out the beautiful Presencia thread we received. I watched a few videos on Youtube and started stitching away... it didn't take long before I was loving every stitch.
I did an envelope backing with binding which is my favorite way to finish a pillow.
Yes, we really do have this much snow in Northern Minnesota at the end of March! Our front yard is fenced in by this wall of white.
Here is an indoor closeup shot of the quilting I did on the border fabrics.
I also stitched this lovely pattern from Debbie Martinez which gave me a chance to try some variegated Presencia threads I added to my stash. It was so much fun to stitch along and watch the colors change like magic! I haven't decided what I'm going to do with this exactly but I've pulled some fabrics and will wait for inspiration to strike. Rest assured that it will NOT become a part of my UFO Collection!





Please go take a peek at the gorgeous stitching on display today at these blogs:

72 comments:

  1. Fabulous pillow! Love the elegant lady...so perfectly stitched and the colors are wonderful! Your little chair looks gorgeous...any of those fabrics would work well. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Love the elegant lady on your little cushion.

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  4. Sorry about that! Love your embroidery projects! Variegated threads are my favorite. Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  5. Love both your projects! Just beautiful! Great thread choices for your chair. I just love to stitch with variegated threads.

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  6. :) Your chair is beautiful in the lovely pinks and greens! :)

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  7. What a great job. This lady is looking lovely in red.
    frederika

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  8. Lovely and fabric is great with the lady! I love the colors in our chair, beautiful!

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  9. I live the cushion with the lady. Your chair is beautiful too.

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  10. You have made some fantastic projects. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  11. Love the colors you chose for the chair. Sew pretty.

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  12. love that sassy lady, and the threads you used for the chair, great work

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  13. Your cushion is so elegant. I love it. Your chair stitchery is gorgeous too.

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  14. Wow. I loved your pillow and chair. I'll have to try variegated embroidery thread. Wonder if our cheerleader Jane carries that in her etsy shop. Where did you find yours?

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  15. Great stitching - I especially like the lady with her dog!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Great pictures of your beautiful stitching !

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    1. simply put...delightful showing....you will see wink

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  17. Your daughter is going to flip out for that pillow! I can't wait to see what you do with the comfy chair stitchery as it looks lovely now and the fabrics are perfect! Something crazy patched??

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  18. Love your projects, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Your projects are both beautiful!!! Great job!

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  20. I love the variegated thread look on your chair and will definitely get me some of that thread. The red, white and black pillow is just so beautiful!

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  21. Great looking chair, and I'll bet your daughter fell in love with her pillow. Great job.

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  22. Love the fabrics on the pillow. The chair and dress form is gorgeous!

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  23. What beautiful work. Love black and red, so striking! I also love the quilting on the pillow. and using the variegated threads are so much fun, love it. Congratulations for making top picks!

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  24. I love your pillow--gorgeous work. I love that black and white swirled fabric you used for the border--your daughter must love this. It will be interesting to see what you do with the chair.

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  25. Congrats on being chosen for one of the favorites by Mdm Samm. Both your projects are so pretty. I just love the colors you used in the chair. thanks for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful job! Love your pillow. Awesome stitching!

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  27. The pillow is wonderful! Your stitching is sew pretty! Now I know I will have to find some of the verigated threads for a project that I am going to do soon!

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  28. Beautiful pillow and congrats on being selected by Madame Samm!!

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  29. You did an amazing job! your stitches look perfect!

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  30. The pillow is beautiful! I love what you have done with the chair and look forward to seeing how you finish it!

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  31. Oh my goodness what beautiful projects. What amazeing colors you used for them.

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  32. Totally cute! I love your fabric choices and style! Show us the finished chair... :)

    Susie

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  33. I love your chair. It is beautiful. I love the colors and your work.

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  34. Wonderful job on both your projects!

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  35. I love the pillow it is so modern looking , and the chair is adorable to. It makes me want to try and do some embroidery .

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  36. Super cool! Love these projects! Great work and very well done!

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  37. Great projects! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  38. Love the red and black pillow and the pink and green project will also be lovely....I love the colors in both projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Nice stitching on both! Really love the chair and the fabrics you've pulled.

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  40. Really nice! My you have busy fingers too. Very creative.

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  41. I love your embroidery, have never tried the variegated threads but will definitely have to check them out.

    Thanks for linking up to New to Me in 2013 too.

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  42. I just love the variegated and your stitch-in is lovely...

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  43. Super great. I like the combination of red and black.

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  44. Wow...great work for a new stitcher!!! They look fabulous.

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  45. Beautiful work! Love your pillow and your chair is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Both of your stitchings are wonderful. Loved how you assembled your pillow and your color choices were excellent!

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  47. Your stitching is very nice. Your pillow design is great.

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  48. Your stitcheries are gorgeous!!! I love the sassy lady - oo-la-la!!! And in red/black - very elegant :*)

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  49. What a sassy pillow. Love the chair as well.

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  50. Your Parisianne girl and chair pillow are wonderful! Such nice work.

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  51. Great pillow! And I love the chair done in the variegated threads.

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  52. That black border and red binding are sew perfect with your redwork lady. And looking at the fabrics you chose to go with your chair I'm sure it will be just as stunning.

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  53. Deb, congrats on a great project. I see you were chosen as one of the best for the day. Way to go!

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  54. Sweet pillow!
    I love the fabrics you ahve picked out for the chair!

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  55. the black/white and red is so perfect for the girl and your chair embroidery is lovely!

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  56. Both of your projects are just beautiful! I love the variegated threads!

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  57. I love your pillow in red and black! And on snow! Your chair is beautiful! I would like to do that one as well!

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  58. fab stitching and loving your cushion :)

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  59. Cute, cute projects. I know just what you mean about seeing a new project and knowing right away that you need to make it. That is the cute design.

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  60. I just love this design. My 13 year old GDaughter would love this.

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  61. I just love that comfy homey armchair everytime I see it stitched. Absolutely lovely!

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  62. What a darling pillow! The quilting is perfect.

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  63. Perfect post to rejuvenate under our Embroidery TUesday ARchives theme Deb!! :)

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