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
Ingrid who blogs at
This is the first time I’m a guest blogger, and it’s exciting.
When Jane first announced this embroidery challenge I did not hesitate for one moment.
Like so many other times, I stop and think afterwards, because suddenly it’s a lot of work to be done.
The thread arrived, and it looked very nice. I had never used the Presencia Thread before, and not done much embroidery either, for the last 40 years….
So I had to figure out what to do.
I started cutting small black back ground blocks, and was thinking of a pattern. Then the 60’s blog hop came up, and I joined that as well.
And, then the pattern was given..
I draw all of them and started to stitch. It was great fun, and the thread was very easy to work with.
All 6 small blocks finished very quickly.
But then I suddenly realized that I could not use these blocks for both the challenge and the blog hop.
My day of the 60’s blog hop was on the 3rd. of October, and some of you might have seen this blocks on that post.
So then I was back where I started, and had to think again.
I had planned for a quilt for my kitchen sofa, in blue and beige colors, and found that I could add some blocks with embroidery.
Then I found a nice picture in one of the blogs I’m following, http://kadusei-kadusei.blogspot.se/
It was a sweet drawing of two cats walking hand in hand.
This would be perfect.
Then I made some smaller drawings myself, and this I spread out on the quilt.
At last I sewed the top together.
Now I just have to find some fabric for a border, and finish it.
Thank you Jane for the thread, and for making me do something I hadn't been doing for a long time.
It was great fun, and I will most certainly continue to make some stitching now and then.
To our readers. After you leave your comment, Ingrid 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!
Ingrid thank you so much for sharing with us today. I just love your work. I love to see a quilt with touches of embroidery. It makes it so special. Thank you for all the inspiration.
PS Presencia Thread is on sale in my
Stock up for the holidays