Happy Monday to everyone.
I hope you had a nice weekend and did something you loved.
On to our next guest for
The Love of Hand Embroidery.
I would like to welcome
Sandie who blogs at
Sandie who blogs at
Good morning everyone!
I'm Sandie and I blog at crazy'boutquilts (http://crazyboutquilts.blogspot.com/)
I love, love, love quilting! But my second love is hand embroidery.
My Grandmother taught me to embroider and she had a whole lotta
I am the only lefty in my family and no one really knew what to do with me. LOL
We finally figured out that if I sat across from her, I could mimic her actions, and that was how I learned. I probably don't hold my needle the 'right' way or make my French knots like everyone else, but I enjoy stitching so much that I just don't think about it. :-)
I was so excited when I received the sample of Presencia threads from Jane for this hop~
I had the perfect project ready and waiting!
I'm not sure where I picked up this apron kit~ it was when I was traveling last year somewhere!
It had the apron and chart, but no thread~ and Jane's selection was perfect!! Thanks Jane!!
The thread colors were perfect and I was really happy that they didn't twist at all!
Twisting threads can be so frustrating when you are stitching. The other thing I loved was the ease~ no pulling floss apart to get the right amount of thread. The no. 12 was just perfect!
I have embroidered everything you can imagine and probably more!
I don't have a photo of the overalls I did for my DD when she was younger, but they were a fun project. :-)
Lately, I've been doing Christmas ornaments~
Pattern from Quilter's World magazine
I have a lot of holiday projects and love to decorate with them!
My snowman pillow~
pattern from Crabapple Hill Studio
And cardinal wall hanging~
this was done with the twilling stitch~ something new to me!
I can't remember whose pattern it is, sorry. :-/
Well, I guess it is safe to say ~
I just love to decorate with embroidery!
This little quilt is Madame Sam's Wee Tot's embroidery pattern.
I did it for a hop and turned it into a little quilt.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea that I love to embroider. LOL
Jane, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your hop!
I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's projects and sharing mine. :-)
To our readers. After you leave your comment, Sandie will come back to her post and hit reply to answer your comments and questions. So make sure to come back later in the day!
Sandie thank you so much for sharing with us today. I love your work. I think the snowmen ornaments look like little stamps!
Now I have no idea what the twiilling stitch is but I am going to click the link on my left side bar and see how Mary Corbett shows us!
Here it is, HERE
I love to learn new stitches.
PS Presencia Thread is on sale in my
Stock up for the holidays